Slideshow: Food Film Fest: The Lowcountry Oyster Roast

The Scene
The Scene
The roast took place just around the corner from the movie theater. The rooftop of Windmill Studios in Williamsburg is conveniently located across the river from a beautiful skyline.
The Staff
The Staff
Bulls Bay Oyster Roasts came up from South Carolina to share the oyster love with festival-goers after the screening of George Motz' oyster-centric film, "The Mud and the Blood." Freshly roasted oysters arrived on the tables by the shovelful.
The Fires
The Fires
As we learned in the film, the oysters roast atop the flames and are covered in burlap sacks.
Making Friends
Making Friends
Everyone grabbed a towel, an oyster knife, and a cluster of shells, and got to work. The festive spirit was contagious!
Aw Shucks
Aw Shucks
Some shells were harder than others to crack. But, such is life.
More Food
More Food
Alongside the roast were a few classic Southern dishes from Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC. Chef Robert Stehling's cheddar biscuit, dirty rice, mustard greens and squash casserole were welcome additions to round out our bellies.
Hot Wet Goobers
Hot Wet Goobers
Another film star in our midst: boiled green peanuts from Georgia. They're mushy, salty and oh so delicious.
Musical Guests
Musical Guests
The evening also featured tunes from M. Shanghai String Band, a group whose origins began in the restaurant of the same name. They were also featured in the film "Tic Tac Toe Chicken," about the restaurant's spicy chicken dish.