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The Food Film Festival Returns to Charleston this November



f6fba214-6ffd-4ff5-bb66-593cabdf3915The Food Film Festival, a multi-city, “multiscensory food and film experience,” is returning to Charleston from November 11th until the 13th. This year’s event will take place at the new Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory.

The 3-day festival kicks off with an exclusive opening night world premiere screening of the Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Charleston, presented by CNN. There will also be films featuring Summerville’s Perfectly Franks and the Holy City’s exploding brewery scene.

The full schedule of events and ticket information will be announced soon, but in the meantime here’s a look at the films expected to be be screened during the festival:
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Charleston” episode
    Dir. Michael Steed (for CNN), 52:00, World Premiere
    With chef Sean Brock as his guide, Bourdain explores the deep-rooted culture and terroir of South Carolina’s low country and is accompanied by Charleston resident, Bill Murray for dinner at Brock’s acclaimed restaurant Husk.
  • Balls!         
    Dir. Charles Grantham, 1:57, Charleston Premiere
    Food Porn star, Larry Cauldwell, breaks new ground with his latest film… A rap video about his famous balls!
  • Ca’lumaco                    
    Dir. Francesco Piras, 9:00, US Premiere
    The Ferri’s life on the mountain.
  • Cuda         
    Dir. David J. Murphy, 9:51, World Premiere                                                   
    Perry Cuda, owner and operator of Perfectly Franks, a restaurant in downtown Summerville S.C., discusses the creation of the iconic Frank Cuda hot dog, the importance of his employees, and his philosophy on running a good business.
  • Cultured Craft Beer    
    Dir. Tony Tassarotti, 20:00
    The culture of Charleston craft beer.
  • Food, Friends & Family               
    Dir. Joe Clifford, 3.34, Charleston Premiere
    Food brings everyone together.
  • Fork and Beans: Gluten-Free Moon Pie   
    Dir. James Mann, 3:08, Charleston Premiere
    In this atmospheric recipe film, gluten-free food blog Fork and Beans shares a recipe for homemade Moon Pies.
  • Gin Tonic Black           
    Dirs. Missisi & Jonnzo, 1:26, Charleston Premiere
    An homage to the famous Gin Tonic. Timeless. Tasteful.
  • Growing Local: Seeding a Dream
    Dir. Bridget Besaw, 15:00, Charleston Premiere
    The story of a young farm couple who, on risky sweat-equity, have revitalized a fertile piece of farmland into a thriving community food hub.
  • La botanique des Amours
    Dir. Anne-Sophie Cayon, 4:28, Charleston Premiere
    Plants have an affective life, some even go as far as to speak about love.
  • Pasta with ratatouille
    Dir. Massimo Zambiasi, 2:54′, Charleston Premiere
    A close-up view of the preparation of a most decadent dish.
  • Rosemary Gin Smash
    Dir. James Mann, 2:10, Charleston Premiere
    This film details the making of a rosemary-infused Gin cocktail with a spiced agave syrup and cranberry garnish.
  • SlowBerry                     
    Dir. Mike O’Toole, 1:22, Charleston Premiere
    Jade is bored and decides to make herself something good and natural to eat from the hedgerow.
  • Sollo          
    Dir. Diego Erreka, 11:00, US Premiere
    Gastronomy. Art. Culture. An exclusive invitation into the creative world of Diego Gallegos “The caviar chef” and his creation based on the traditional Spanish “Fiesta de La Matanza” (Pork Sacrifice Feast) but with an unexpected twist.

For more information and updates, visit the offiical website.

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