Mr. Okra/ film still from LA Film Festival Website
As posted on FoodSavant
Also, for those food-inclined, La Restaurants are having all sorts of specials and discounts that coincide with the festival so hold onto your ticket, pass or stub so you can partake!
Udon, , playing 6/19 @4 pm is listed as “a high-spirited comic ode to the power of Japan’s Ubiquitous noodle.” It will be presented by Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic for the LA Weekly, contributor to Good Food and This American Life and author of Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles.
Friday 6/18 @ 9:45 & Sunday 6/20 @ 10 pm, Bitter Feast will be screened. Written and directed by Joe Maggio, Bitter Feast is a dark tale of a food blogger who upsets a chef’s destiny with one bad review. It’s a bloody tale of revenge.
Dumdumdum: Audio Food, plays as 5 min. part of Big In Japan: A Selection of Japanese Music Videos which is 87 min in its entirety.
And Mr. Okra is part of a shorts program that airs 6/19 @ 1:45 and 6/25 @ 10:15 pm. It follows the story of an “iconic” New Orleans food vendor who “peddles his wares from a brightly painted truck”.
A Family, is the story of an elite family of master bakers, (chosen to bake for the royal family), whose gets offered the job of a lifetime as a museum curator in New York and how that tests the family. It plays 6/19 @7 pm. 6/20 @ 1:30 pm & 7/23 @ 4:45 pm.
Kings of Pastry plays 6/26 @ 7:15. Watch 16 of France’s top pastry chefs in a “mouth-watering” competition for the coveted collar of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.