Indy Film Fest’s Film to Fork series—which pairs thought-provoking, food-driven films with corresponding, themed menus—is back for a third year,with meals from the chefs at The Alexander Hotel before viewing the evening’s film in the IMOCA Gallery next door.
“The Film to Fork Series has quickly become one of Indy Film Fest’s most popular events, with tickets consistently selling out weeks in advance,” said Jason Roemer, Indy Film Fest president, in a recent release. “The themes regarding our food culture clearly resonate with our viewers, and speak to the Fest’s main mission of creating a shared experience around film.”
The series kicks off on March 12 with “The Search for General Tso,” which takes viewers from Shanghai to the American Midwest—with several stops in between—to uncover the origins of the film’s namesake dish, and answer the question of how this chicken dish became representative of an entire national cuisine.
Tickets are $50, and include dinner, a glass of wine and admission to the film, and must be purchased from www.indyfilmfest.org prior to March 6.
Other films in the series include:
- March 26: The Trip to Italy, the funny follow-up to 2010’s The Trip. This second course follows two old friends through six incredible meals in six very different regions of Italy.
- April 9: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, the directorial debut of Mike Myers, which tells the story of Hollywood legend and music manager Shep Gordon. Gordon made his name managing rock stars, and is largely credited with turning chefs including Emeril Lagasse into rock stars of a different kind.
- April 23: The Lunch Box, a bittersweet romance about a lonely housewife who hopes to get her husband’s attention by packing him a special lunch—and unlocks an unexpected friendship instead.
All movies will be screened at Market Table, 333 S. Delaware St. Doors open for cocktails at 7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Film screening will begin immediately following dessert.
The Indy Film Fest 2015 Film to Fork Series is made possible by grants from the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Grant, and Allen Whitehall Clowes, Charitable Foundation, Inc. Beverages for Film to Fork are provided by Crossroad Vintners and Sun King Brewery.
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization, the Indy Film Fest has quickly grown into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing and most-watched film festivals. Now in its 12th year, the Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film by championing movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. This exciting year of creativity and collaboration will culminate with a ten-day film festival in July. For more info, visit http://indyfilmfest.org.