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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Gets FOODIE (Nov 13 - 22, 2014)

Thursday, November 13, 2014


I'm still finished publishing my Part 2 & 3 of the Philadelphia Film Festival Recap, but I'm still gonna try to catch some of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival running November 12 -22, 2014 which is about celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. Since 2008 PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant films and exciting programming to broad and diverse audiences from Chinatown to Center City to University City.

I'm particularly interested in their Foodie Film Series PAAFF EATS:




Join host Chef Ed Kenney as he travels the path of ancestors, from Hawaii to the homeland in this TV pilot of an Emmy® Award-winning food genealogy travel show that explores the links between ethnic heritage and culinary cuisine.




FREE Event Thurs 11/13 8pm Sushi Demo: Queen of Sushi Madame Saito

Madame Saito has been an ambassador of Japanese culture and fusion cuisine in the Philadelphia community for the past 25 years. As owner and chef of Tokio HeadHouse Izakaya located in historic Society Hill, she has pioneered the delicate integration of French and Thai cuisine with traditional Japanese themes. In addition to her Japanese roots, Madame Saito also has formal education at Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris. As an educator, Madame Saito has taught at Temple University for the past 18 years and performed sushi demonstrations at Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania, and many other public and private events. Recognized by the All Nippon Sushi Association for her work in teaching the art of sushi abroad, Madame Saito was also the creator of the Philly Roll.(click for T&T Philly Roll Food Pairing Post)


Sat 11/15 2:15pm - Narrative Film - EAT WITH ME 

Tired of being invisible in a bland marriage, Emma moves in with her son Elliot in his loft in downtown LA. Elliot is a chef at a lackluster Chinese restaurant facing foreclosure. Also, he's gay - and Emma's distaste and denial over this has made strangers of mother and son. But the two need each other now more than ever. As Emma indulges herself with the encouragement of a saucy new friend, Elliot confronts his fears of intimacy. The pair finds ways to communicate with food where words fail. This auspicious directorial debut from David Au offers a fresh take on life, love, and food in the heart of Los Angeles through a deliciously emotional and redemptive story supported by an earnest cast led by Sharon Omi, Teddy Chen Culver, Nicole Sullivan (MADtv), and a surprise moment with George Takei.


FREE EVENT!Sat 11/15 4:30pm Cooking Demo: Master Chef Joseph Poon

 Known for his Asian Fusion Cuisine, Master Chef Joseph Poon has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, in addition to his popular Wok ‘N Walk Tour of Philadelphia Chinatown being featured as one of the best culinary tours in the country by TV Food Network’s “The Best Of…” Chef Poon prepares fresh meals with simple elegance from his contemporary and quirky venue in Philadelphia Chinatown, which is open for appointment-only private events, and cooking classes. As National Culinary Spokesperson for the National Watermelon Promotion Board Chef Poon travels the country performing live watermelon-carving demonstrations, and guest lectures at several prestigious universities including MIT, Princeton, and Culinary Institute of America. Awarded 2014 Chef of the Year by a group of his peers in the American Culinary Federation, Chef Poon donates his time to dozens of charitable causes each year.

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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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