The Napa Valley Film Festival Celebrates Film, Food and Wine with a Discount for EatDrinkFilms Readers.

NVFF-Master-Logo-800pxThe ultimate celebration of film, food and wine, the Napa Valley Film Festival lights up Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga November 11-15. NVFF features 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews screening in 12 theaters including the beautifully restored movie palace, The Uptown and many custom designed venues throughout the four walkable villages. Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

Image by © Rykoff Collection/CORBIS

Courtesy Rykoff Collection/CORBIS

Dear Friends,

Happy Halloween!

As a kid Halloween was about decorating our house and pretending it was haunted. Other than character-based costumes there were no decorations to buy. We used ingenuity to create our sets and ways to scare trick-or-treaters. Continue reading

National Lampoon, Cooking w/ Audrey Hepburn, Animation Show, Mill Valley Film Fest, Tangled Vines, Litquake, Uncharted Discount

Welcome to issue 76 of EatDrinkFilms.

This week features two installments of Critics Corner with an emphasis on vivid humor: M.K. Brown and Paul Krassner view Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon and bring their own experiences to bear upon the movie’s version of events, while Robert Bloomberg and Ralph Eggleston celebrate the diverse themes and imaginative visions of Ron Diamond’s traveling festival the Animation Show of Shows. Continue reading

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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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