2012 TCFF Announces Opening Night Film!
Sep 13, 2012
Twin Cities film Fest to highlight hunger prevention in America for their 2012 festival.
Festival kicks off with Magnolia Pictures A Place at the Table. 50% of proceeds from all hunger-related events to benefit local charities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 13, 2012) Twin Cities Film Fest will open this years festival with A Place at the Table, a powerful documentary from Participant Media and co-directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush about the hunger crisis in America. Featuring Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio, with music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the film debuted at this years Sundance Film Festival with the title Finding North. A Place at the Table will kick off the festival on Friday, October 12 at 8:30pm at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park.
In addition to the opening film, TCFF will also feature two events spotlighting this socially relevant topic, with 50 percent of the proceeds from these events to benefit three local charities: Second Harvest Heartland, Emergency Food Shelf Network and STEP SLP.
COOK YOUR PANTRY OFF!
Thursday, October 18
Experience a live cooking competition Hosted by the Twin Cities Film Fest and Entwine! Featuring special guest Rob Bliefer, Food Network Exec Chef. Watch as three top area Chefs battle it out in a 30 minute cooking competition for best entree honors....the catch? the Chefs will be utilizing at least four of six surprise ingredients for their entrees! Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres and wine during the competition and a buffet dinner to follow. Special Guest Food Network Executive Chef Rob Bliefer will be one of three competition judges. Before and after the competition Mr. Bliefer will be on hand to meet guests and talk food and wine!
Friday, October 19
Double Tree Hotel, Park Place
Come out and enjoy an evening with the Twin Cities Film Fest and its official wine Entwine! Ticket holders will enjoy a food and wine tasting experience at unique "tasting stations" featuring guest of honor Food Network Exec Chef Rob Bliefer and recipes from Food Network!
Twin Cities Film Fest 2012 will be held at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON at The West End in St Louis Park, MN from Friday, October 12, Saturday, October 20. The complete schedule will be released next week with tickets to all shows and events available online beginning September 19th.Information on the charities can be found at:
ABOUT A PLACE AT THE TABLE
One Nation. Underfed. Forty-nine million people in the U.S. one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides, as they have in the past, that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
entwine, Food Networks first wine portfolio features four varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Grigio. Created in partnership with Wente Vineyards, the countrys oldest continuously-operated, family, owned winery, entwine wines are great sipped on their own and delicious paired with food. For more information, including exclusive recipes from Food Network, visit www.entwine-wines.com.
ABOUT TWIN CITIES FILM FEST
Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF), a Minneapolis based 501(c) 3 nonprofit arts organization, is an annual mainstream film festival that caters to the general public with one simple goal: To offer audiences access to the best films the global industry has to offer, to stimulate economic activity in the Twin Cities and to offer filmmakers a premiere venue at which to premiere their work. This years festival 9 day festival will open on October 12, 2012.
Katie Stroup, Allied-THA