Traverse City Events: Foodie Film Festival This September

Traverse City Events: The Foodie Film Festival is for those who view consuming food and beverages as well as watching others consume food & beverages as the ultimate form of entertainment. Adding the Foodie Film Festival to the Taste of Traverse City Festival is the perfect pairing to enhance the experience of an already existing epicurean driven audience to the next dimension of entertainment. Each year we will pick classic and new “Foodie” driven films that you may have seen previously and loved or yet to see for the first time with other like minded individuals. To further cultivate your love of food and film select showings and locations will feature a tasting experience you will be able to purchase if you are not already full from the other exciting tasting events that Taste of Traverse City festival has to offer.

Film Schedule

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General admission tickets are available for $10

A Good Year (2006)

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Friday, September 13 at 3 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

Sunday, September 15 at 12 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

A Good Year follows a British investment broker as he inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander and Finney.

The Ramen Girl (2008)

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Friday, September 13 at 4 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

A spoiled American girl, Abby (Brittany Murphy) finds herself stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Distraught and lonely in Tokyo, Abby finds solace only in one master chef’s delicious ramen. She then attempts to apprentice with the aging Japanese chef.

Starring: Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann and Toshiyuki Nishida

Mostly Martha (2001) (Germany)

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Friday, September 13 at 6 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

Saturday, September 14 at 9 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

Chef Martha Klein is the supreme ruler of her kitchen and only has work on her mind. When her sister dies in a car accident, Martha is left to care for her 8-year-old daughter and everything changes. Upon returning to work after her sister’s death, Martha finds that a new sous chef has been hired and she is threatened by his quirky style and non-traditional approach to cooking.

Starring: Martina Gedeck and Sergio Castellitto

Woman on Top (2000) 

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Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

Sunday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Mark Feuerstein

Bottle Shock (2008)

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Friday, September 13 at 9 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

Saturday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

In the late 1970s, a British sommelier, who owns a wine shop in Paris travels to the not-yet-famous Napa Valley region to try wines from other parts of the world and bring them back to Paris. He plans a blind taste-test to compare French wines to the wines of the Napa Valley Region, which he called the “Judgment of Paris.” During his trip to Napa Valley, the sommelier meets a struggling winemaker who is reluctant to participate in the taste test.

Starring: Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Eliza Dushku and Dennis Farina

Big Night (1996)

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Friday, September 13 at 10 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

In the 1950s, two brothers move from Italy to New Jersey to open their dream restaurant. Despite hard work and excellent food, the brothers find that their restaurant is failing and this deeply affects their personal lives. When a friend promises to call a famous jazz musician to dine at their restaurant, they spend everything they have and lay it all on the line for this big night that could save their restaurant.

Starring: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Minni Driver, Isabella Rossellini and Liev Schreiber

Ratatouille (2007)

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Saturday, September 14 at 12 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

In this Academy Awarding winning animated film, a rat who dreams of becoming a chef forms a partnership with a young garbage boy who works at one of the finest restaurants in Paris.

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett, and Ian Holm

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

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Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. in the Milliiken Auditorium at The Dennos Museum

Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

This documentary follows the life of 85-year-old sushi master, Juri Ono, who owns a world-renowned restaurant. Juri continues to attempt to create the perfect piece of sushi while his son prepares to take over the business.

Chocolat (2000)

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Saturday, September 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery (229 Garland St)

An expert chocolatier, Vianne, travels across Europe with her daughter before deciding to open a chocolate shop in a small town in France. The town has a strict moral code and rigid rules, and Vianne struggles to fit in but eventually her jovial nature begins to win the townspeople over

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp and Judi Dench

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