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Dec 13, 2012 12:55 PM

Bell Lightbox/Toronto theatres - Food related film screenings

There are some good food related films that screen at TIFF Lightbox.

The "Food" series screenings:

(which includes a screening with David Chang introducing "Diner"


They usually do a special food pairing at Luma (you pay for your meal extra to the film series)

There are some other one off screenings including "Step up to the Plate"/ "Entre les Bras" -

It looks kind of like a French version of "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"

I might try to see that one tonight but will try to post updates specifically for Toronto venues

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  1. Thanks for the info, appreciate!

    1. The full lineup for the Food Subscription series (as well as the Book and science one) has been posted on the TIFF website.

      Last year sales were not as good as they hoped and they did single ticket sales at some point (after the first few if I recall)... So right now it is unclear if there will be single tickets for any particular film:

      Wednesday, February 13 - Claire Stubbs on I Am Love
      Wednesday, March 13 - James Oseland on The Trip
      Wednesday, April 3 - David Chang on Eat Drink Man Woman
      Wednesday, April 24 - Aldo Sohm on Sideways
      Wednesday, May 15 - Anita Stewart on Food Inc.
      Wednesday, June 19 - Kent Kirshenbaum on El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

      To save people having to click through...

      non-member pricing for all films ($5 amount is the ticket order fee):

      Package $180.00 $5.00
      Senior $144.00 $5.00
      Student $144.00 $5.00

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      1. re: ylsf

        Dang, no singles!? hmn. Thanks for the heads up!

      2. The Revue Cinema does the occasional food/film event. They actually have one today.·music·art...

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        1. re: PhilH

          Thanks for the reminder, I need to put this series back on my calendar. I went last year to one and it was enjoyable. They do little food samples from local restaurants ( and looks like non local restaurants now too). Last time I went the samples were included in the ticket price so I imagine it is the same still. Got a little bit chaotic but still relatively orderly :)

        2. Just a heads up that single tickets are available for the TIFF screenings now (at least the food series ones). Little pricey as member's tickets are close to $30 so for non-members you are looking at over $30. Considering going to the David Chang one. Oh, and I originally said he was introducing the film "Diner" so they must have changed the movie they are showing with him as it says "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman"

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          1. re: ylsf

            Thanks ylsf! Much appreciated.

            1. re: ylsf

              Thanks for the heads-up ylsf!!

              1. re: justsayn

                That movie was really disappointing IMO. It was just kind of boring and didn't offer much insight into the elbulli process that isn't already out there. Also, it's (or at least was) available on Netflix

                1. re: disgusti

                  It is after all a 3 or 4 year old movie at this point, hardly surprising it's now on Netflix etc. The point in this case is to see the talk which may (or may not) add something to the movie.

                  1. re: bytepusher

                    I don't have Netflix but if Kings of Pastry is on there it's definitely worth a watch.

                  2. re: disgusti

                    We've split a discussion of food-related films on Netflix to a new thread on Food Media and News. You'll find it here: .