Indy Film Fest


We Are Serving Up A Feast Of Thought-Provoking Cinema

Posted by Craig Mince

2013 Spring Film Series features dinner-and-movie pairings

Foodies and film buffs alike are invited to gather round the table this spring when the Indianapolis International Film Fest kicks off its tenth anniversary season with a series of food-related films paired with enticing cuisine provided by local restaurants.

“We are celebrating our tenth year in a big way, with new partnerships and new experiences,” said Craig Mince, president and COO of the Indy Film Fest. “These pairings include Indy’s hottest restaurants, plus great films, making the perfect date night or evening out with friends.”

The series kicks off on March 13 with Toast, starring Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham Carter. Based on the best-selling memoir by Nigel Slater, the story follows a young British food critic as he grapples with the untimely death of his mother, whose sole culinary success is making toast. Teeming with 1960s nostalgia, the heartwarming tale of a boy’s hunger is written by Lee Hall, who secured an Academy Award nomination in 2000 for Billy Elliot.

Dinner, including a glass of wine, will be provided by Amelia’s Bakery and Bluebeard. This event is for ages 21 and older.

Other films in the series are:

  • March 27: Sushi: The Global Catch, which takes us to five countries to explore the rise of the common Tokyo street food. Dinner provided by FortyFive Degrees.
  • April 10: Nina’s Heavenly Delights, the tale of an Indian woman’s return home to save her father’s failing restaurant. Dinner provided by Spicebox.
  • April 24: Eating Alabama, a thoughtful and funny look at community, the South, and sustainability. Dinner provided by Duos.

Tickets, which include dinner and the movie are $22 and are available at Tickets for the film only are $10, and will be sold at the door. All movies will be held at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre at 719 St. Clair St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at