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James Beard: America's First Foodie - Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

His name graces the highest culinary honor in the American food world today: the James Beard Awards. While chefs all around the country aspire to win this “Culinary Oscar,” many of those same chefs know very little about the man behind the medal.  James Beard: America’s First Foodie chronicles a century of food through Beard’s life, combining celebrity interviews, archival footage, and whimsical animations in a rich recipe that reveals his impact, spirit, genius, and ever-growing legacy. Written and directed by Elizabeth Federici, the film is produced by Elizabeth Federici and Kathleen Squires. It is a co-production of Federici Films and American Masters Pictures. 

Please join us for this special screening and lively discussion with the filmmaker Kathleen Squires, Mitchell Davis, Executive Vice President, James Beard Foundation, and Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Director of Food Studies Initiatives.

Sponsored by the James Beard Foundation and the Food Studies Program at The New School.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions, Film and Media Screenings


General Public


Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation


Schools of Public Engagement, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students, Parsons School of Design


Food Studies, Film, Storytelling and Communication, Documentaries


Free; reservations required at the top right button

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