Feast Your Eyes on These Culinary Films

Newport Beach Film Fest celebrates food culture in Culinary Film Series

Launched in 2018, the Culinary Film Series celebrates emerging and prominent gourmet chefs, the art of gastronomy, international food culture, and the craft of winemaking and distilling. The program spotlights films that explore a mouth-watering array of regional and local cuisines of the culinary world. Filled with cinematic artistry, the films go behind the scenes into bustling kitchens of renown restaurants, to remote rural villages, into potager gardens and vineyards of today’s chefs, vintners and distillers. The films explore the history of culinary traditions and capture the fascinating personal stories of these passionate innovators and reveal the challenges, triumphs and the vital ingredients essential to achieving success in the culinary industry.

Tin City

Deep within the Paso Robles wine country lies a dedicated community of winemakers, brew and cider masters, and distillers who are working together to make history. These people are the bootstrap entrepreneurs who, despite not having every resource available, are doing what they love. Through blood, sweat and tears, they are building edgy and creative wine, beer and spirits brands.

Venue

THE LOT theater 2
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

Date

Friday, 26th April at 6:15 pm
Tuesday, 30th April at 3:15 pm

Harvest Season (Plays With The Last Harvest: You Can’t Grow Without Change)

Far-reaching and compassionate in its scope, Harvest Season probes the lives of the temporary laborers, permanent residents, and multigenerational Latinos intimately connected to the production of premium wines in the Napa and Sonoma regions of Northern California—in the midst of one of the most dramatic grape harvests in recent memory.

Venue

THE LOT theater 3
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

Date

Sunday, April 28th at 12:15 pm

Wednesday, May 1st at 3:00 pm (at Triangle theater 6)

The Biggest Little Farm

Evicted from their small Los Angeles apartment, ambitious dreamers John and Molly ditch their urban life and embark on a journey to develop a 200-acre farmland filled with diverse animals, crops, and plants living in harmony. However, their attempt to establish a utopia faces several complications, exposing John and Molly to valuable lessons about the deep complexities of nature as they realize they must understand these intricacies in order to survive.

Sponsors & Partners: Orange Home Grown

Venue

Edwards Big Newport 4
300 Newport Center Dr,
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

Date

Sunday, April 28 at 4:45 pm

Uncrushable

Late in the evening on October 8th, 2017, a series of wildfires ignited Northern California’s beloved wine country. Hear the story of the fires through the eyes of those most affected in the area. Victims who lost homes or businesses, first responders, chefs and winemakers share their harrowing accounts, as a fallen community begins to rebuild through the amazing help of its neighbors, chefs and friends.

Venue

Triangle theater 7
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Date

Sunday, April 28 at 5:45 pm

Monday, April 29 at 3:00 pm (at Edwards Big Newport 5)

Funke

When Evan Funke, a prodigious chef, inexplicably walks away from his highly-successful and critically-acclaimed restaurant, his life and career are thrust into a dark vortex. Years later, Evan mounts his culinary comeback, eyeing the most competitive street in America as a stage for his restaurant ode to the dying art of handmade pasta.

Venue

Triangle theater 6
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States

Date

Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 2 at 5:45 pm (at THE LOT theater 3)

Virgin & Extra: The Land Of Olive Oil

Olive oil is not just a superfood; in the region of Jaen, it also represents a way of life. Follow along as we see the importance of its history, its people’s work and the extraordinary enterprise of a group of local businessmen seeking to produce one of the best olive oils in the world from Picual olives.

Venue

Edwards Big Newport 5
300 Newport Center Dr,
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

Date

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:45 pm

The Best Sommelier In The World

At the World Sommelier Competition, contestants have three days to showcase an entire life devoted to perfecting their craft. Filmed in Argentina, we are introduced to the world of refined sommeliers, where there can be no other way to win than absolute dedication to detail and perfection.

Venue

Edwards Big Newport 4
300 Newport Center Dr,
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

Date

Wednesday, May 1 at 8:15 pm

Chef’s Diaries: Scotland

The Roca brothers, chefs and owners of the restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, located in the medieval city of Girona, Spain, decide to explore Scottish cooking to bring new creativity to the menu of their own restaurant. Together, they travel to various regions of Scotland to study their culture and cooking methods in order to properly pay tribute to an often overlooked cuisine.

Venue

THE LOT theater 3
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

Date

Thursday, May 2 at 3:30 pm


Provided by Newport Beach Film Festival

For more information, visit newportbeachfilmfest.com


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