Mill Valley Film Festival Preview, Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year; The Black Panthers; Wine and Chocolate; Maltin Interview Part Two and Comedy Shorts; In Defense of Food Ticket Giveaway

Welcome to issue 75 of Eat Drink Films.

This week, San Francisco Film Critics Circle member and His & Hers Beer Notes columnist Daniel Barnes previews the Mill Valley Film Festival, moving from high-profile films with distribution on through to inventive movies from Romania, Colombia, Korea, Hungary, Chile and Iceland. Continue reading

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Wine and Chocolate, or A Bittersweet Decision

by Jonathan “Max” Davis

[Readership of EatDrinkFilms has grown wonderfully since we started in April, 2014. While all or our articles are available on the site, we know that it can be overwhelming to go through them.

Occasionally, we like to bring back popular articles from the early days and are proud to bring you this unique classic. -ed/]

You’ve probably tried it; I’ve done it many times, but it never goes well.  The plates have been cleared and there is still wine in the glass, maybe even more in the bottle.
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Read two critical perspectives on The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Ellen Sebastian Chang and A.M. Smiley. Continue reading

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MY KITCHEN YEAR: Two Recipes From Ruth Reichl

We are thrilled to welcome Ruth back to EatDrinkFilms. And she will be returning to the Bay Area this week for dinner parties, conversations and book signings. Full list below.

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Deep Cuts and Diverse Offerings: Mill Valley Film Festival 38 Preview

by Daniel Barnes

The Mill Valley Film Festival has acquired a reputation in recent years as a post-Toronto/Telluride way station for Oscar bait, and with good reason. Eventual Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was feted at the 2014 festival, and five of the last eight Oscar-winning performances came from films that played Mill Valley. Continue reading

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Interviewed by Gary Meyer

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EAT MY SHORTS: Leonard Maltin Selects Three Hilarious Shorts

Leonard Maltin has written and lectured extensively about short films. Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF FOOD at the Mill Valley Film Festival and Roxie Theatre

EatDrinkFilms is co-presenting In Defense of Food at the Mill Valley Film Festival and as part of our Food Day / Film Day celebration at the Roxie Theatre.  Continue reading