Focus Features takes an alternative look at food and movies by soliciting examples of “sustainable cinema” from five prominent figures within the food movement.
The Gold Rush
In it, the Little Tramp eats his shoe for Thanksgiving. In the course of the scene, dinner becomes comedy, comedy becomes pathos, pathos becomes sympathy, sympathy becomes empathy until finally, you want to stand up for the Little Tramp, and those like him.
Refugees flock to Rick’s, for the freedom of a night on the town, with champagne cocktails, dinner and dancing. But right below the surface, Rick’s is the gateway to a deeper freedom—in America. It's duality while dining...and it shows the power of a "hill of beans."
Gandhi got the British crown to the negotiating table with table salt. Bang, there it is...
The Concert for Bangladesh
George Harrison stands up for hungry people in this triumphant 1971's concert—one of the very first rock and roll fundraisers. Leon Russell rocks the house.
It has it all—the glory of food, the insanity of family, and the joy of Louis Prima soundtrack.