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"Cesar's Grill" is one of the eight selections from the Milwaukee Film Festival's first Film Feast program.

Milwaukee Film Festival serves up new Film Feast program


Have an insatiable hunger for film and food? The Milwaukee Film Festival might just have the dish.

This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced a new food-themed program for its 2014 edition, called Film Feast. The festival has cooked up eight mouth-watering cinematic selections, ranging in genre and topic. Everything – from documentaries to dramas, slow food, Chinese food, Indian food and wine – is on the menu.

For its first inaugural Film Feast, the Milwaukee Film Festival's picks include:

  • "A Year in Burgundy," a documentary about several families of winemakers that should please anyone who was a fan of last year's wine-themed "Somm."
  • "Cesar's Grill," a documentary about a distant father and son tandem trying to save the family restaurant.
  • "Paulette," a French comedy that combines a pastry chef with cannabis dealing.
  • "Slow Food Story," which – in case the title was too vague – tells the story of slow food, a new Italian food tradition in response to the increase of fast food in the country; "Soul of a Banquet," a documentary focused on legendary Chinese chef Cecilia Chiang.
  • "Soul Food Stories," the story of a town of various backgrounds brought together by great food.
  • "The Starfish Throwers," about a retired schoolteacher, a middle school student and a respected Indian chef fighting to end world hunger.
  • "Zone Pro Site: A Moveable Feast," a Taiwanese hit about a struggling model hoping to set things right by winning a cooking contest.

The collection of films – presented by The Bartolotta Restaurants and media sponsored by OnMilwaukee.com – is sure to be a cinematic and culinary treat. Bit of advice: We recommend eating beforehand, lest you start gnawing your armrest midway through a movie.

The 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival runs from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9 at the Oriental Theater, the Downer Theater, the Fox Bay Cinema and the newly added Times Cinema.

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