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Food Film Festival to Benefit La Biblioteca Scholarship Fund

By Ruth Milikin

The Food Film Festival is launching this February as a perfect pairing of public service and culinary art to benefit La Biblioteca Publica’s Educational Scholarship Fund for local students. Ticket sales begin February 1.

Food Film Festival
Feb 16-18
Screenings at 11am and 6pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
3-day festival pass: 850 pesos
Individual screenings: 160 pesos
The Chef Chronicles: 50 pesos

The funds raised from the festival will feed the minds and aspirations of our young people for years to come. Please consider making an additional donation to La Biblioteca Scholarship Fund. Mexican, Canadian, and US income tax receipts are issued to donors upon request. Methods for submitting donations by country of citizenship are explained in the donations section of La Biblioteca’s website at

A total of six films will be screened in the Teatro Santa Ana over the three-day event. The screenings are at 11am and at 6pm. Each film will be preceded by a short contextual talk. The festival will screen Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate on February 16; Tampopo and Babette’s Feast on February 17; and Woman on Top and The Big Night will close the festival on February 18.

Following each screening, join us in the courtyard where beverages and appetizers will be served through the generosity of our local restaurants and sponsors. The reception is included with your festival pass or single screening ticket. Each film’s sponsor will pay homage to the film’s country of origin or theme. This is a wonderful post-film opportunity to mingle, savor appetizers and beverages, and experience the artistry of our sponsors.

In addition to the films and receptions, the festival is privileged to offer festivalgoers the opportunity to attend “The Chef Chronicles,” presented by Eva Eliscu, an international expert on the history of the dining table.

Eva’s lecture will reveal the evolution of the chef from the earliest home hearth through the French Revolution. Discover how post-revolution politics and Napoleon’s conquest of Paris affected the culinary arts. Eva’s spring 2015 Sala Quetzal lecture series, “The History of the Dining Table,” was highly praised and well attended. We expect this singular lecture to sell out quickly.

The excitement is building. Future articles in Atención will highlight the involvement and generosity of our local purveyors, chefs, and restaurants in the inauguration of the Film Food Festival.


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