“Food Haven” World Premiere of movie – a peek into the ever-evolving New Haven food scene – part of New Haven International Film Festival – May 4-6th
“Food Haven” World Premiere – 7:00pm Friday May 5
Triple Feature With Short Films “Risky Business” & “The End Of Sushi”
A “Celebration of Culture” A look into the ever-evolving food culture of New Haven, Connecticut. A city that at one point was considered one of the most dangerous in America, has focused its efforts into becoming a diverse culinary food mecca. Narrated by New Haven’s award winning chefs and diverse locals, enjoy a deeper look into a city that’s national recognition often gets left on the back burner. Featuring White House recognized chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi as well as other award winning chefs/owners of restaurants such as Jason Sobocinski (Caseus), John Ginnetti (116 Crown), Jean Pierre Vuillermet (Union League Café), Prasad Chirnomula (Thali), Francesco d’Muri (L’Orcio) as well as many others. Enjoy the roller coaster ride of “Food Haven”, narrated by amazing dishes and diverse locals, you will be sure to leave the theater feeling better connected to the city of New Haven and very hungry!
After moving back to Connecticut with a fresh perspective and appreciation for his hometown, O’Connor decided to showcase the amazing melting pot of New Haven. “I remember growing up in New Haven, it was always a special occasion when my parents would take me to a restaurant downtown but now that I am older, I spend almost every day in the city.”
“Risky Business” Directed by: Taylor Lewis – The founders of Five Sushi Brothers and The Mighty Baker reflect on how taking risks has been challenging yet rewarding.
“The End Of Sushi” Directed by: Tyler Mifflin & Alex Mifflin – Sushi has evolved from being a niche, exotic cuisine into one of the most popular foods in the world. The Brothers travel across North America to investigate the impact of this cuisine on health of the ocean and meet sushi chefs who are introducing customers to more sustainable seafood options.
Alex and Tyler Mifflin are the award-winning hosts and creators of the acclaimed documentary eco-adventure television series The Water Brothers. Over the past five years, they have travelled around the globe, from the highest peak in Africa and the world’s mightiest rivers, to the bottom of the ocean, exploring the most important water stories of our time. Commissioned by TVOntario, the series airs in over 40 countries, including the United States where it is available in 47 million homes on Participant Media’s Pivot TV. Winners of the Blue Ocean Best Broadcast Series award 2016 and the BBC Earth Best Newcomers award at the Wildscreen Film Festival, the Brothers’ passion for water conservation has led them to become water ambassadors in Canada and around the world. They strongly believe in ensuring audiences and particularly youth understand the true value of our post precious resource and are aware of the emerging solutions that will help us overcome the challenges we face together.
The Third Annual Festival Springs Into Action With Films To Explore, Entertain And Inspire!May 4, 5 & 6 At Gateway Communitty College. This year Connecticut & International Films Dominate 2017 Festival Line Up
This year’s NHIFF line up of more than 100 films is represented by some of the most intriguing and thought provoking film projects of the year. The films cover a wide range of subjects with an emphasis on: Human Rights, Peace (without military intervention), Social Justice, LGBT, STRONG WOMEN, and many of the world’s inequalities and injustices. But, not all films are necessarily on serious topics.
There are many films to explore. Mix and match narrative features with important stories, powerful documentaries, comedy and dramatic short films, and incredible student films, animations, micro shorts and even advertisements! Be entertained, become informed and enlightened. LEARN. But, most importantly, walk away inspired and empowered. $15.00 a day is the best deal in town. And, there’s FREE Parking to boot at the Temple Street Garage. “Yes Virginia” there is Free parking in New Haven. Just be sure to get your garage ticket validated.
So what’s playing at the movies? Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store at the 2017 New Haven International Film Festival: Connecticut and International film productions dominated the 2017 accepted submissions and hence the schedule. Three Aussie features from down under, one inventive Swedish “Bitch” (via New Delhi) of a movie and Friday Night’s Premieres of “Food Haven” and “Gold Star”, both features by New Haven natives are followed by parties at restaurants featured in “Food Haven”.
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Alisa’s House of Salsa — Westville — Salsa classes for adults, kids, yoga, teen hip-hop, ballroom, zumba & much more! Over 25 years of dance!!!
Thu, May 18, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
262 State Street
Click HERE for more info
IN THEATERS MAY 7, MAY 10
Paramount Pictures Presents
Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary
The Director’s Cut
The all-new Director’s Cut celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the iconic film that catapulted John Travolta to superstardom, garnered him an Oscar® nomination and captivated audiences the world over. Travolta commands the screen as Tony Manero, a restless Brooklyn rebel who escapes problems at home and an uncertain future every Saturday night when he shines as king of the disco dance floor. Both the sensational dancing and moving story are driven by the timeless music soundtrack that will forever define its era.
This special event includes an exclusive introduction to the film from legendary hall-of-fame radio personality Scott Shannon! Plus, take a look back at the legacy of Saturday Night Fever with interviews from the director and cast of this groundbreaking motion picture that defined an era.
For more info Click HERE
Startup Grind hosts Peter Boyd (CEO Time4Good, ex-COO Carbon War Room, ex-CEO Virgin Mobile SA) Thurs. April 27
April 27, 2017 / 5:30 PM
Join us for our chat with Peter Boyd (plus food and good company)!
Peter served as Launch Director and COO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room where he helped harness entrepreneurs influence and spirit to fight climate change.
He also led Virgin Mobile South Africa as CEO from launch to 450 employees.
Peter is the founder and CEO of the social impact business Time4Good and Executive Fellow at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.
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“Dining Out For Life” fundraiser for AIDS Project New Haven — check out the participating area restaurants!!! Thurs. April. 27th
The perfect sewing class for a beginner! You’ll learn to make a simple envelope style, removable throw pillow cover. Techniques learned: measuring & cutting fabric, sewing straight seams and simple finishing. NO sewing experience is required.
$30 per person
EcoWorks will provide almost all materials including sewing machines, thread, and fabric which students can pick out in the shop before class starts. Please do purchase a small pillow form to bring with you. Pillow forms can be purchased at IKEA for around $3. The color and pattern won’t be seen, so no need to worry about the print.
Sunday – May 7th 1pm – 3pm
Ecoworks – 262 State St. – 203-498-0710