Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hungry Filmmakers TONIGHT (9/28/10)

Online tickets for tonight's Hungry Filmmakers are no longer on sale. HOWEVER, there will be tickets available at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

See you there!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hungry Filmmakers IV- September 28, 2010

Queen of the Sun:

From the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, Queen of the Sun weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, Queen of the Sun reveals both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars:

Based on the ground-breaking book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, Executive Produced by Mark Achbar (The Corporation) and Si Litvinoff (The Man Who Fell to Earth), narrated by Malcolm McDowell, Blue Gold: World Water Wars sheds light on the world’s rapidly approaching water crisis and suggests that wars of the future will be fought over water, as they today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena.

Soul Food Junkies:

Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of Soul Food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.

Texas Huntress:

An adventure in modern day hunting and gathering, following three carnivorous women's quests to face their fears, load their guns, and meet their meat. Travel through ranches in Texas, valleys in California wine country, grasslands in Argentina, & South African bush country; mastering a series of hunting techniques: using rifles, shotguns, bows. A sustainable chef from each region provides a menu; a guide teaches the tactical skills of tracking and stalking. The women explore emotional and physical implications of modern meat consumption by embracing the process of field-dressing and skinning, apprenticing under their chef’s guidance, and ultimately hosting a captivating, at times contentious, dinner party, sharing their spoils with chefs, crew and surprise dinner guests over a beautiful feast.

Starved for Attention:

Using photos and footage from some of the best documentary photographers in the business,Starved for Attention is seven short films about childhood malnutrition around the world. Doctors Without Borders has started a petition to press governments to do more to combat malnutrition. If you were moved by the film or agree with its themes, please add your signature.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hungry Filmmakers- Featured Event of Eat, Drink Local Week

New York's finest gathering of film and food will return for its fourth program at
Anthology Film Archives on September 28, 2010. The event was founded with the aim of drawing more audiences to up-and-coming documentary films and the urgent food-related topics they concern in a lively atmosphere that promotes discussion. Hungry Filmmakers is proud to participate in Eat, Drink Local Week, a week-long celebration of food throughout the city.

Hungry Filmmakers IV schedule includes films that explore fascinating niches of our food culture. From evaluating the healthy advantages and disadvantages of Southern food in Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies, to a profound look at beekeeping in Taggart Siegel's Queen of the Sun; a feminist tale of hunting in Ashley Chiles' The Texas Huntress, and the troubled state of our water supply in Sam Bozzo's Blue Gold, Hungry Filmmakers IV will offer a smorgasbord of cinematic feast. Starved for Attention exposes the neglected and largely invisible crisis of childhood malnutrition.

Audiences experience a dynamic ten-minute excerpt from each film, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers or representatives from each. The panel will be moderated by Nicole Taylor, host of Heritage Radio Network's “Hot Grease” and self-styled “food culturalist.”

The films:

Blue Gold: World Water Wars by Sam Bozzo
Queen of the Sun by Taggart Siegel
The Texas Huntress by Ashley Chiles
Starved for Attention by Jeremiah Zagar and Jeremy Yachts
Soul Food Junkies by Byron Hurt

When: September 28, 2010 @ 7:30PM Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003

Doors open at 7:00PM.
Screenings begin promptly at 7:30PM.

Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the lobby after the program. Our sponsors include: Jimmy's No. 43, Lagunitas Beer, NY State Wine & Grape Association, Red Jacket Orchards, My Friend's Mustard and Utz.

Tickets are available for advance purchase at: Brown Paper Tickets.

Hungry Filmmakers is a not-for-profit event hosted by Shelley Rogers, Cathy Erway, Tim Lynch and Jimmy’s No. 43. Donations will be made to Just Food and Brooklyn Food Coalition, organizations dedicated to improving access to fresh, seasonal, sustainable food for all New York City residents.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tickets for Hungry Filmmakers on September 28

The ticket link is now up for the next installment of Hungry Filmmakers on September 28. The doors open at 7:00 and screenings begin at 7:30 PM at Anthology Film Archives at 32 2nd Avenue in NYC. Check out the sites for our charity partners Just Food and Brooklyn Food Coalition and buy your tickets today.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Next Hungry Filmmakers is September 28, 2010

Celebrate Eat, Drink Local Week with Edible Manhattan and join us for the next Hungry Filmmakers on September 28th. Updates on the films, filmmakers, tickets and special guests will be here soon!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

May 24, Hungry Filmmakers

The next Hungry Filmmakers will be on May 24, 2010. Our film and discussion series will feature excerpts from the following food-conscious films:

The Bering Sea: An Ecosystem in Crisis
Vanishing of the Bees
The Farmer and The Horse
Lunch Line
Pressure Cooker
You Are What You Eat

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

See More Hungry Filmmakers!

Discovery's Planet Green will be airing What's On Your Plate with their audience again Saturday, March 27th at 10pm and Sunday, March 28th at 2pm. Check out the handy toolkit for watching with your family and friends. Invite your friends over! Cook together! Eat together! Enjoy!

Friday, March 5, 2010

February Hungry Filmmakers Wrap-Up

The second installment of Hungry Filmmakers was an evening to remember. We have some pictures to prove it!

Fueled by curiosity, concern, support for Hungry Filmmakers, and maybe even Cathy Erway's feature of Hungry Filmmakers on her Heritage Radio Network Show- Let's Eat In or her mention of it on The Huffington Post, eager filmgoers filed in to watch excerpts from documentaries about an urgent cause- our food system. Here are a few brief descriptions:

End of The Line: A wake-up call to the world about the catastrophic impact of overfishing on our oceans: "Imagine the world without fish."

Fly On The Wall: Artist Marna Chester's one-woman mission to convince Brooklyn shop owners to let her hang a poster she hopes will promote healthy eating. An experiment in empowerment.

Fresh: Ana Joanes celebrates the farmers who are pioneering alternatives to industrial agriculture: "If Food Inc. was your wake up call, Fresh, The Movie, is your call to action"...

Mad Cow Investigator: Nancye Good tells the story of Janet Skarbek, a New Jersey woman who stumbled upon evidence of a mad cow disease outbreak in her community and was so outraged by what she learned that she became a muckraker a la Erin Brokovich and Upton Sinclair.

A post-show discussion, a petition for a garden at City Hall, pizza from Slice, beer from Lagunitas... Hungry Filmgoers had a full evening. But the star attraction was clearly the films.

More pictures are on their way. There are links for all of our featured documentaries in our link section on the sidebar. Check back here to see more pictures and to find out about the next Hungry Filmmakers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hungry Filmmakers Tonight

We are proud to welcome a new Hungry Filmmakers supporter, Slice, The Perfect Food. Those of you who will be joining us tonight at Anthology Film Archives will be able to enjoy some all-natural, organic pizza from Slice.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and Screenings begin at 7:00 PM. If you need some more convincing, check out our mention on Daily Candy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Special Guest!

February 23 and the next installment of the Hungry Filmmakers series is fast approaching. We are excited to announce that Daniel Bowman Simon will join us to talk about the new petition for a People's Garden at City Hall.

Join us, for films, discussion, food and a call to action!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Second Installment of Hungry Filmmakers - February 23, 2010

Tickets are on sale for February 23. If you haven't gotten yours yet- follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets.

****PLEASE NOTE!!! Due to a glitch on our Brown Paper Tickets account, the location for Hungry Filmmakers is listed as Jimmy's No. 43. THIS IS INCORRECT! Hungry Filmmakers will be held at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES. Thank you****.

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Special thanks to our sponsors: Jimmy's No. 43, Chow Ciao, SchoolHouse Kitchen, Rick's Picks Pickles, Lagunitas Brewing Co, and T. Edward Wines.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hungry Filmmakers - February 23, 2010

Back by popular demand, the food documentary film screening and discussion event, Hungry Filmmakers, will return to Anthology Film Archives on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

The next Hungry Filmmakers will showcase excerpts from five food conscious films;

Fresh- Ana Sofia Joanes
Mad Cow Investigator- Nancy Good
What's On Your Plate?- Catherine Gund
The End of the Line- Rupert Murray
Fly on the Wall- Jenny Montasir

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Screenings begin at 7:00 PM
A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Kerry Trueman- editor of EatingLiberally.org A reception will follow in the theatre lobby with complimentary snacks, Lagunitas beer and wine from T Edwards. BYOC (bring your own cup) strongly encouraged if you wish to have a drink.

Tickets are $15 at the door and in advance. Visit Brown Paper Tickets to purchase online.

Hungry Filmmakers is a not-for-profit event hosted by Shelley Rogers, Cathy Erway, Jimmy’s No. 43 and Tim Lynch. Proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization Just Food, which works to promote access of fresh, seasonal, sustainable grown food for all New York City residents.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hungry Filmmakers Call for Entries

Following the first successful, sold-out event at Anthology Film Archives on December 15, 2009, the organizers of Hungry Filmmakers are announcing a call for entries for future events.

Excerpts of documentary films will be selected based upon the film’s relevance to food and agriculture, quality of work/storytelling, and filmmakers’ commitment to attend the event. Preference will be given to films still in production/post-production and those that have recently been released.

There is no deadline to submit a film sample. Submissions should be 10 minutes in length, accompanied by a synopsis (100 words maximum) and mailed to:

Hungry Filmmakers Submissions
291 East 3rd Street, 4B
New York, NY 10009

Along with co-hosts, Jimmy Carbone & Tim Lynch, Hungry Filmmakers co-curators Cathy Erway & Shelley Rogers are committed to showcasing the work of documentary filmmakers who are contributing to the dialogue and growth of the sustainable food movement.

Hungry Filmmakers is a not-for-profit event hosted by Anthology Film Archives and Jimmy’s No. 43 and curated by food writer Cathy Erway and filmmaker Shelley Rogers. Any proceeds garnered from the evening will be donated to the nonprofit organization Just Food, which works to promote access of fresh, seasonal, sustainably grown food for all New York City residents.

Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American avant-garde cinema.

Jimmy’s No. 43 is a bar and restaurant that is committed to supporting the local arts and sustainable food communities. Awarded “Best Bar with Good Food” by New York Magazine, “Favorite NY Pubs” by Forbes and a “Snail of Approval” for its use of local farm-sourced ingredients from Slow Food NYC, Jimmy’s No. 43 hosts many events and fundraisers, and founded the Good Beer Seal bar community.