Mon Dieu! Daniel Boulud Biopic, French School Lunch Documentary


[Photograph: Un Certain Goût de L’Amérique]

If you find that French cinema has a certain je ne sais quoi, you might want to check out these upcoming foodcentric flicks.

Un Certain Goût de L’Amérique: Daniel Boulud

This biopic "traces [chef Daniel Boulud's] path from his family’s farm in the village of St. Pierre de Chandieu to a career as one of America’s most respected chefs and restaurateurs." Presented by NYU's Maison Française, this is the first public screening of the documentary. In French with English subtitles. Followed by discussion with Boulud. Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m., at the New York University Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street. Tickets: $10; $5 for students with ID. For reservations, call 212-998-8750 or email

Food Beware: The Organic French Revolution

This documentary "follows an experiment in a small village in the mountains of France where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of the food grown locally." Premieres October 16, 2009, at Quad Cinema. English and French with English subtitles.

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