3 restaurants, 3 stories, 3 places across the USA, Spinning Plates (2012) documentary film directed by Joseph Levy finally got my attention thanks to Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, New York (Long Island).
They are screening Spinning Plates in collaboration with Slow Food Huntington on September 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
“Every restaurant exists to entertain people,” says Nick Kokonas, a partner in Chicago’s upscale Alinea. “No one needs to eat out.Why do you go to a restaurant? To be entertained. To enjoy yourself. To celebrate.” Director Joseph Levy explores three restaurants that offer dining experiences that resonate beyond the simple act of being fed.
At Alinea, the experience is an artful performance by chef Grant Achatz and his staff. In Balltown, Iowa, Breitbach’s Country Dining regularly serves more people than live in the town; it’s a community center as well as a tourist destination. In Tucson, Arizona, Francisco Martinez opens La Cocina de Gabby so everyone can enjoy his wife’s cooking “because she cooks like an angel.” These three varied stories illuminate our associations with dining as family gathering, community expression, and performance art, or sometimes all three at once."
You can Purchase Tickets and Check Event Details Online for Cinema Arts Centre screening.
Price is $10 for members and $15 for General Public
(* Image of 'Spinning Plates' poster from movie's Facebook Page...)