photo courtesy of Amelia at Marination
In continuation of my partially slanted, incomplete task of describing the NYC Food Film Festival a couple of weeks ago on this blog, last weekend I did my homework and got the scoop on the first-ever fest for The Reeler.
The second weekend of the festival takes off tonight, with a lineup that includes Grace Lee’s short doc on currywurst, Best of the Wurst, and a hot dog eating contest. I happen to have a bad childhood memory involving an eating contest, so I’m not sure if tonight is quite my thing. But even though I managed to not eat cheeseburgers, chile, sausages, hamburgers, or anything besides beer while I was there last weekend, I still had a good time and would recommend the festival to anyone who’s interested in all the things above, and films about them. Let’s see if food & film festivals become a new tradition.
Check out my story at The Reeler.