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The Florida Film, Food & Wine Celebration begins Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25, in coordination with the opening weekend of the 2007 Florida Film Festival. Guest artists include Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness), Bill Buford (The New Yorker, Heat), Mary Ann Esposito (Ciao Italia!), Charleston Chef Robert Stehling (Hominy Grill), Montreal Chef Martin Picard (Au Pied du Cochon restaurant), Chef Steven A. Rujak (Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress), Chef Vincent Gagliano (Chez Vincent), Patrick Martins and Sarah Wells Obraitis (Heritage Foods USA), Joe York (Southern Foodways Alliance), Sommelier John Capobianco (Best Cellars International) and Vintners Claudine Blackwell and Terry Brady (Clautiere Vineyards). The Florida Film, Food & Wine Celebration pass includes admittance to the following:
Amuse-Bouche Food & Wine Pairing (March 23, 4:30PM - 6:30PM, Enzian Theater) Wine experts Gary Lee (The Wine Room), and Tim Varan (Tim's Wine Market), and a beer expert from Stella Artois, match their selections with the perfect bite from Seasons 52, Harmoni Artisan Meal Market, K Restaurant and Wine Bar, Luma on Park, and Enzian Theater.
Florida Film Festival's Opening Night Film and Party (March 23, 7:00PM - Midnight, Enzian Theater) After the Southeast Premiere of THE TV SET with star Judy Greer in attendance, join our guest artists at the Opening Night Party featuring ethnic "street food" Habana Grill, Viet Garden and more, representing the diverse flavors of Orange County.
A Conversation with Eric Schlosser: Fast Food/Slow Food (March 24, 10:00 AM, Enzian) In this intimate conversation author Eric Schlosser investigates hidden realms of American business and culture and their effects on our lives.
Book Signing (March 24, 11:00 AM, Enzian Courtyard) Authors Eric Schlosser, Bill Buford, Mary Ann Esposito, Chef Martin Picard, and more will autograph copies of their books. Guests may purchase books on site courtesy of Borders.
Screening of Big Night (March 24, 11:45 AM, Enzian) with special introduction by Mary Ann Esposito. Stanley Tucci co-directs and stars in this feast of a film in which food serves as the backbone of the story. Food served in the film will be served during the movie.
Park Avenue Food and Wine Stroll (March 24, 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Park Avenue) Guests of the Florida Film, Food & Wine Celebration will shop, sip and stroll their way down the avenue.
Lakeside Progressive Dinner Guests will dine at private homes on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes, featuring heritage foods and hosted by guests Bill Butler, Mary Ann Esposito, Patrick Martins, Sarah Obraitis, Chef Picard, Chef Rujak, and Sommelier Capobianco. Guests will cruise from course to course on guided float boats provided by the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour.
Ferncreek Garden Project Presentation and Candy Sushi for the Family (March 25, 10:00AM, Enzian Theater) Seven months in the making, our staff, Palmer's Garden & Goods, and Ace Hardware helped Ferncreek elementary students clear and plant a vegetable garden while teaching them the science and nutrition behind fresh food. Afterward, get ready for sticky hands as we learn how to make sushi out of candy! Fun for the whole family!
Gospel Brunch (March 25, 12:00 Noon, Hannibal's/Chez Vincent) Warner Chapel Choir, Chef Vincent Gagliano (Chez Vincent), and Charleston Chef Robert Stehling (Hominy Grill) serve it up at Chez Vincent's and Hannibal's in Winter Park.
Potlikker Film Fest: The Films of Joe York (March 25, 2:00PM, Regal Winter Park Village Stadium 20) A collection of short films introduced by Southern Foodways Alliance documentarian Joe York.
Act quickly to reserve your place for what is sure to be an extraordinary experience. Celebration passes are $400 for all Film, Food, & Wine Events (March 23-25), or $300 with the purchase of a Platinum Pass to the Florida Film Festival. Please print and fill out this registration form and fax it back to us today!
We hope you will join us at the table. We promise you will not leave hungry!
This project funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
For questions, please contact Lucas Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-644-5625.
Author of the national bestsellers, Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser investigates hidden realms of American business and culture and their far-reaching effects on our lives. In this intimate conversation with the author, he challenges us to think about critical and often overlooked issues related to food safety, workers’ rights, marketing to children, and the obesity epidemic. With Fast Food Nation, Schlosser uncovers the inner workings of the American food industry. He reveals how fast food has been a revolutionary force in American life, transforming our diet and our economy, workforce, and popular culture. Here, he will contrast fast food with the Slow Food movement, a world-wide effort to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions, and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
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Add equal parts of brotherly love and delectable cuisine; sprinkle with a dash of tension and you have Big Night. Two brothers from Italy open a restaurant in 1950s New Jersey in a bid to realize their own unique American dreams. Stanley Tucci co-directs and stars in this feast of a film in which food serves as the backbone of the story, with near religious reverence given to its depiction. Introduced by Mary Ann Esposito (Ciao Italia!).
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This family-friendly morning of fun and excitement won’t soon be forgotten. Join us for a presentation of the Ferncreek Elementary School Garden Project seven months in the making. Our staff and local sponsors Palmer’s Garden & Goods and Ace Hardware helped Ferncreek students, from kindergarten through sixth grade, clear beds and plant a vegetable garden while teaching them the science and nutrition behind fresh food. Ferncreek, located in the heart of the Colonialtown neighborhood in Orlando, services 400 economically and ethnically diverse students and has been an “A” rated school for the past two years. After meeting the students and learning about the project, get ready for sticky hands as we learn how to make sushi out of candy! Fun for the whole family!
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HOT CHICKEN, WHOLE HOG, MARSAW, ABOVE THE LINE: SAVING WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE
Welcome to the world of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture with headquarters at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. The mission of the SFA is to document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the American South, and that’s exactly what the films of Joe York accomplish in a most entertaining way. So come check out the hottest (literally) fried chicken joint in Nashville and the fools who eat there, the barbeque pitmasters of rural Tennessee, a veteran bartender of more than 60 years in New Orleans, and a labor of love to restore a cultural and culinary landmark devastated by Hurricane Katrina. You’ll be glad you did!
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POULET COCOTTE (CHICKEN CASSEROLE), CRAPA PANSA, L’AGE DE RAISON (THE AGE OF REASON), A LOVE SUPREME, DE CHINESE MUUR (THE CHINESE WALL), EASY AS PIE, PEPERONI (PEPPERS)
From Italy comes this international selection of some of the best short films from the three edition/five year history of the Slow Food on Film program in the Cinema Corto in Bra International Festival. Outstanding films from France, Italy, Great Britain, Holland, and the U.S., including two Golden Snail (“Best Film”) award winners, comprise this diverse program. A teacher clashing with students; a secret at Christmas; a French Jewish girl questioning her traditions; a Raging Bull homage with an Indian mother making samosas into an art form; a troubled Dutch woman pondering life in a Chinese restaurant; a bitter rivalry in a small town bake-off; and two young lovers in 1950s Italy are the subjects of this rare collection of films to be savored.
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