Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Food blogger horror pic, Udon movie and more food fun at L.A. Film Fest

The Los Angeles Film Fest starts Thursday at L.A. Live and surrounding theaters, and this year's edition has several food-related pics as well as special deals at Downtown restaurants for festgoers. 
Here's one I'm checking out for sure: "Bitter Feast," with an appearance by Mario Batali, stars James LeGros as a chef who kidnaps a food blogger who gives his cooking show a bad review. It screens Friday at 9:45 p.m. and Sunday at 10 p.m. at the Downtown Independent.
On Saturday, Jonathan Gold talks about food and film at the screening of "Udon," the premiere of a Japanese comedy about, of course, an udon noodle factory. The film shows at 4 p.m. at the Downtown Independent.
Next Saturday, June 26 at 7:15 p.m. is the Regal Cinemas screening of "Kings of Pastry," a documentary about French pastry chefs in competition, from documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
Downtown restaurants are offering tons of discounts to ticketholders during the 10 day festival, from $7 cocktails at the Association to 50% off beer or wine flights at Bottle Rock, to extended happy hour at Library Bar and free sundaes at Pitfire Pizza.

1 comment:

Ellen Bloom said...

I'm waiting for the film, "The Attack of the 50 Foot Taco."