With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, May 08, 2011

ACF 1009: Special theatrical screening of doc "Eatrip" in S.F. on May 21st, 2011


Unique Film Release Explores The Ways That Food Unites Humanity And Explores
The Interpersonal Relationships People Forge Through Eating

NEW PEOPLE, the nation’s only entertainment complex dedicated to Japanese popular culture, will present a special theatrical screening of the new culinary documentary Eatrip on Saturday, May 21st, to celebrate the release of the DVD by NEW PEOPLE Entertainment. (Read about the scheduled release of the DVD here.) The film takes audiences on an intriguing journey throughout Japan and features interviews with interesting personalities from a variety of walks of life to look at how life can be led richly through the daily ritual of eating.

Eatrip will screen at 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm. A special ticket package for $25.00 includes a pass to the screening, a copy of the new DVD and a promotional poster. Tickets to the movie-only are available for only $10.00. More details on the Eatrip screenings are available at: www.newpeopleworld.com.

Eatrip director Yuri Nomura

To eat is more than a necessity – it’s a universal experience all human beings share. In the film, Yuri Nomura embarks on an insightful journey throughout Japan to examine the daily rituals of eating among people from different walks of life. Actor Tadanobu Asano, singer UA, and fashion designer Jurgen Lehl are among those featured. From the Tsukiji fish market to a farm in Okinawa, the film offers poignant interviews with intriguing personalities including the head monk of a famous Buddhist temple; a distributor of Japanese soup stock (Bonito broth); an Okinawan woman leading a self-sustainable lifestyle devoid of modern conveniences; a tea ceremony master, and a musician and writer who recites poems about food.

Eatrip was an official selection of the Montreal World Film Festival 2009 in the Documentaries of the World category; the Vancouver International Film Festival 2009; Le Festival International du Film d’Environnement 2009 (Paris); and the Barcelona Asian Film Festival 2010.

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