Food and film are fast friends. Ever since James Cagney smashed a grapefruit into Mae Clark's face in 1931's “The Public Enemy,” food has been a staple in Hollywood's pantry.
It scored starring roles in films such as “Big Night,” “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman” and “Like Water for Chocolate.” And it's been a scene-stealing best supporting actor in “Tom Jones,” “Animal House,” the original “Thomas Crown Affair” and “Cool Hand Luke.” It's even been a murder weapon in “Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe” and “Lamb to the Slaughter,” a Road Dahl tale twice told on television — first on “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” then on “Tales of the Unexpected.”
In recognition of food's role in film, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents the Foodie Film Feastival, beginning Thursday. The four-day event includes a craft beer and food tasting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
“El Bulli” screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Double features are planned Friday and Saturday with “Soul Kitchen” and “The Trip” showing at 5:30 and 8 p.m., respectively. “El Bulli” also will screen at 2 p.m. Sunday without a
“The tickets for the film and tasting are sold separately,” Oklahoma City Museum of Art film curator Brian Hearn said. “So, you can either come out for food one night and films the next or do it all in one night.”
Or you can come out every night to eat, drink and be marveled by these films from Spain, Germany and Great Britain. Hearn said there also will be food-related giveaways each night of the feastival.