Hungry Filmmakers Series Brings Together Foodies and Movies


If you missed last month’s Do Something Reel film series, fear not, for another food and film hybrid is set to take over New York City on May 16.

The fifth annual Hungry Filmmakers series is kicking off the season at Anthology Film Archives at 7 p.m., and will feature screenings and discussions of seven culinary films including:

Mumford Farms — An investigation into how America’s food system still depends on corn and soybeans produced on farms like the one belonging to the filmmaker’s family

The Iraqi Seed Project — A collection of five short films about agriculture and seed saving in the Fertile Crescent

Bag It — A film about the usage of plastic bags, how they are difficult to recycle, and the biological damage that has occurred because of plastic waste

Pig Business — A tale of the dangers of factory pig farming

Chow Down — A documentary of one man’s struggle to reverse his severe heart disease by changing his diet

Meat Hooked — A story about meat and the rise and fall and rebirth of butchers and butchering

Kings of Pastry — A documentary about pastry chefs competing in the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition

Tickets for the event can be purchased here; each one includes admission to an after-party with beer, wine, and snacks. Which probably won’t include Raisinets and movie-theater popcorn.