The Florida Film Festival is a showcase of indie film – but it’s also a celebration of food. This year’s film fest has a great spate of food-related programming. On Saturday (April 6) afternoon, author Francine Segan hosts a “Movie Magic” event during which she’ll share some of her favorite food-related movie scenes and dishes inspired by movie quotes. Later that evening, the Film Fest is sponsoring a four-course Whole Cookery Feast at Cask & Larder, prepared by prepared by chefs Martha Foose, Donald Bender, Brandon McGlamery, James and Julie Petrakis.
On Sunday, April 7, local chefs will be joined by Martha Hall Foose (Screen Doors and Sweet Tea), Donald Bender (Mississippi’s Mockingbird Bakery), lady moonshine distiller Troy Ball, and Southern Foodways Alliance filmmaker Joe York, along with some of the subjects of his film Pride and Joy, for Southern Fare: Tales from Great Storytellers.
This year’s closing-night part, on April 13, takes a speakeasy theme in a nearby classic-car garage — think the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene from Pulp Fiction – and rumors abound of a pop-up theme park (yes) nearby: a spooky, gaslit Victorian entertainment dubbed the Celluloid Circus. Get your secret invitation to the circus at the Revel (celluloidcircus.com)