Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Tickets can be purchased here.
For the seventh year, New Wave (film lovers under 40) is partnering with the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) for an innovative evening of food and film. Join us for a special advance screening of SXSW prizewinner Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy, followed a Q&A with director Elizabeth Carroll and producer Gina Abatemarco and a reception featuring tastes from some of New York’s finest chefs, along with Campari cocktails and Bonterra wines.
Wednesday, June 5
6:30pm Welcome Drinks
6:45pm Sneak Preview of Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy
8:30pm Food & Cocktail Reception (see the full menu)
Enjoy food and drinks by:
Tomer Blechman | Miss Ada, Brooklyn, NY
Kirstyn Brewer | Hunky Dory, Brooklyn, NY
Kia Damon | Lalito, NYC
Rebecca Haynes | High Road Craft Brands, Marietta, GA
Nico Russell | Oxalis, Brooklyn, NY
Shaunna Sargent | indie food and wine at Lincoln Center, NYC
Cocktails and Negronis by Campari
Wines by Bonterra
About the film:
Winner, Special Jury Recognition for Excellence in Storytelling, SXSW 2019
Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy provides an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of 95-year-old cookbook author and British expatriate Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s foremost academic expert on Mexican cuisine. Standing barely five feet tall, with a thick English accent, Kennedy is a formidable critic of anyone who doesn’t agree with her views on Mexican culinary traditions, or—heaven forbid—doesn’t recycle. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks, Kennedy has spent nearly 70 years exploring Mexico (typically solo in her truck) and researching the country’s varied and complex cuisines. A two-time James Beard Award winner, Kennedy was decorated with an Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government in 1982 and became a Member of the Order of the British Empire from the UK in 2002. Despite her notable achievements, Kennedy is difficult to categorize; often referred to as the “Julia Child of Mexico.” Given her edgier style, however, she prefers a different title: “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine.”
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A Night of Food and Film is presented in partnership with James Beard Foundation Greens. The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.