We are proud to announce our partnership with Discover Newport to host a Foodie Film Festival in tandem with Newport Restaurant Week. What to expect: a week of films focused on food, from the classic rom-com Mystic Pizza, and family friendly favorite Ratatouille, to an exclusive look at The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher documentary and so much more.
Screening Friday November 4th at 7:30 and Wednesday November 8th at 4:30. A special event screening of this new documentary by Gregory Bezat This film premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2022.
The Art of Eating: The Life and Appetites of M.F.K. Fisher is a feature documentary about the exciting life and lasting impact of the intrepid mid-century California food writer M.F.K. Fisher, who elevated cooking from a domestic chore to a critical study of life itself. Described by W.H. Auden as “the best prose writer in America,” the underrecognized Fisher introduced continental sensibilities to California’s burgeoning culinary world, while she transformed the traditional background figure of a woman in the kitchen into a living, breathing subject with dazzling ideas, passionate emotions, and insatiable appetites.
Thanks to our sponsor Discover Newport https://www.discovernewport.org
In partnership with JPT, Forty 1 North is offering a discount on tickets for their November 9th Fermentation Class, focusing on Alpine white wines, to those who've attended a showing of The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher at the Jane Pickens. Simply present your ticket from either the November 4th premiere or the November 9th matinee, and you'll be eligible for a buy-one-get-one free deal at Fermentation Class at the oval bar.
Charter Books is a new independent bookstore located in the heart of Newport's historic district on Lower Broadway. Booksellers will be on hand at the theater on November 4-5 and November 11-12 with a curated selection of books for all ages to pair with each film being screened.