Film to Table at Jacob Burns

by Katie Schlientz

A feast for the eyes and the palate took place at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) Monday night with another successful Film to Table event.   The series, which brings new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a movie,” features events throughout the year that include a food-focused film screening followed by a Q&A or panel discussion with distinctive local restaurateurs, filmmakers, and more.

Monday’s sold-out Film to Table featured a screening of A Fine Line, a timely documentary in which filmmaker Joanna James explores why only 6% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, punctuating the national conversation around equal pay, workplace harassment, parental leave, and career advancement. James juxtaposes recollections of her own single mother’s successes and struggles as a small town chef and restaurateur against insightful interviews with world-renowned chefs, including Emmy Award-winning TV Host Lidia Bastianich, Two Michelin Star Chef April Bloomfield, First Female Iron Chef Cat Cora, the Ambassador of Greek Gastronomy and celebrated Author and Chef Maria Loi, and many more.

The post-screening panel featured filmmaker Joanna James, film subject chef Valerie James, and author and Chef Maria Loi in conversation with JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman.

The special tasting reception, Celebrating Women Chefs and Greek Cuisine, followed the Q&A with a tasting menu that showcased Chef Maria Loi’s signature healthful Greek recipes; Chef Loi also hosted a book signing.


This press release was supplied to Photo by Lynda Shenkman

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