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What To Watch At The 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival

List of food-filled events, ramen burger included
Nov 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Kicking off this Wednesday night, the Chicago Food Film Festival will allow guests a multi-sensory experience. As in, there will be tastings of the food after a film's screening. In addition to the 30+ screened food films, five events will feature some of the best food that the city has to offer. All the information you need, after the jump.

The Scarecrow: Chipotle One-Ups Their Last Tearjerker Awareness Film

Fiona Apple sings, animated shorts get scarier
Sep 12, 2013 12:45 pm

Chipotle's brand-new animated short, The Scarecrow, is a follow-up to 2011's Back To The Start. Don't get excited for the return of the cute piggies and rotund, wise farmer — this film is pretty terrifying, amplified by the terrifying but also dulcet tones of the incomparable Fiona Apple. Check out the video after the jump.

24 Films Appearing At The 4th Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

Eat what you watch. Watch what you eat.
Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Gone are the days when spectators are left empty-bellied and salivating as image after image of food porn taunts from the screen before them. The Chicago Food Film Festival gives guests a full sensory experience, serving food-based films along with corresponding dishes to feed both the eye and the stomach. Read on.

Help HandPicked Nation Tell The Important Stories Of Food Producers

Project looks to film process behind "real" foods
Mar 27, 2013 5:31 pm

HandPicked Nation seeks to bring awareness to the choices people make about what they eat. The company is striving to relay the value of small food producers through a series of 13 short films. Read on to see a video about the project's mission and to find out how you can help.

Food Film Review: A Place At The Table

Like Food, Inc.? Now it's time to fight hunger.
Feb 26, 2013 10:02 am

There's A Place At The Table for fans of 2009 Oscar-nominated food documentary trailblazer Food Inc., opening in theaters and available on iTunes and On Demand this Friday, March 1. This full-length documentary tackles the next issue after giant food corporations' effects on American agriculture: chronic hunger for 50 million despite the fact that our country produces more than enough to feed every citizen. 

Movie Preview: Go See 'A Place At The Table,' Opening March 1st

Colicchio, Jeff Bridges say nutritious food for all
Feb 14, 2013 5:02 pm

The production companies who put together Food, Inc. have a new film, A Place At The Table, premiering March 1. Instead of tackling the corporations making and pushing unhealthy food, Tom Colicchio and Jeff Bridges want you to meet Americans who can't afford to think about it.

Watch An Oscar-Nominated Short Film Called 'Fresh Guacamole'

We've marked it down in our Oscars pool
Jan 31, 2013 6:02 pm

At this year's Oscars, party food will be a bit of the main attraction with a ridiculously cool stop-motion film called Fresh Guacamole having been nominated in the Animated Short category. It’s the briefest nominee in the history of the Oscars, running at 1:45 with credits. It's also one of the best.

5 Food-Related Documentaries To Watch At The Doc NYC Film Festival

Dumpster diving, ice cream comes to Rwanda
Nov 5, 2012 3:01 pm

Doc NY is an 8-year-old documentary series that aims to advance documentary film making (and fandom) through weekly screenings, lectures and special events throughout the year. One of these blowouts is their annual film festival, which runs November 8-15 at the IFC Center and SVA Theater in downtown New York City. Here, we preview five featured documentaries around the culture of food.

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