NYAFF is back for its second Winter Showcase and this time around the theme is food! Each of the seven films screening from Feb. 14 – 16 at SVA Theatre will be paired with a selection of matching cuisine available after the screening.
Friday Feb. 14, 7pm: Extreme Job
Bumbling Cops open a chicken shop as a cover for staking out a suspected drug den only for the store to prove an unexpected success. Review.
Food: BBQ Chicken Ktown will be on hand with some specially prepared “Galbi” fried chicken just like in the movie.
Saturday Feb. 15, 1pm: Tampopo
A truck driver helps a struggling widow perfect her soup in Juzo Itami’s classic ramen western! Review.
Food: “Tampopo” tonkotsu ramen by Brooklyn Ramen
Saturday Feb. 15, 3.30pm: Eat Drink Man Woman
A master Taiwanese chef faces changing times as each of his three, very different daughters, considers their futures.
Food: Taiwanese casual dining from 886!
Saturday Feb. 15, 6.30pm: God of Cookery
Classic 1996 Stephen Chow comedy about a cynical “chef” who actually knows nothing about cooking but runs a successful food empire.
food: Asian food specialists Char Sue offer up their take on “Char Siu Rice”.
Sunday Feb. 16, 1pm: The Lunchbox
Romantic drama in which a lonely widower strikes up a friendship with an unhappily married woman after accidentally receiving a lunch box intended for her husband.
Food: Chapati Man’s spicy Indian wraps.
Sunday Feb. 16, 3.30pm: Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast
A young woman returns home to the country after failing in Taipei but is disappointed to discover her family restaurant has been reduced to a single noodle stand. Luckily, a master chef agrees to help them get back on their feet.
Food: second helpings from 886!
Sunday Feb. 16, 6.30pm: The First Supper
A family reunites for their father’s funeral, sharing their memories of him through the food that he cooked while reaching new understandings in this foodie family drama from Japan.
Food: Takoyaki bites from Karl’s Balls!
The New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase runs February 14 – 16 at SVA Theatre. Tickets are available now via Elevent and you can keep up with all the latest news including the upcoming summer season via the festival’s official website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
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