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International films and free food roll out at South Street Seaport

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

Just when you thought outdoor movie season was beginning to wind down, the Seaport Film and Food Festival kicks it up, pairing international film screenings with free global grub. The four-week series premieres tonight at 6pm and will continue on Thursdays (July 31, August 7, August 14) as part of the SEE/CHANGE summer events at South Street Seaport. Each event will be dedicated to a different country, including France, Taiwan and Mexico.

Spread a blanket on the artificial grass for tonight’s flick, Cockpit, and nosh on Nordic bites like elderberry-infused slaw with dried blueberries and herring with Jarlsberg cheese and mustard. The comedy, hailing from Sweden and directed by Märten Klingberg, follows a fired pilot as he dresses in drag to desperately seek the only job opening he can find: female pilot.

 Next week, fill up on mushroom chalupas and guacamole with cumin-spiced chips from La Palpala while watching Mexican comedy Nosotros Los Nobles, in which three spoiled children are cut off from their family fortune. Also on the big-screen lineup are Taiwan’s Au revoir Taipei, by Arvin Chen (August 14) and the gnome-filled Amélie from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (August 21).


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