March 16, 2017


The 2017 edition of the annual event will pair the Georgia-made film screening with a grits-themed after party, catered by The Federal


ATLANTA, Ga. — The 2017 Atlanta Film Festival’s (ATLFF) annual Food On Film event will return to its Georgian roots with a special presentation of MY COUSIN VINNY and after party catered by James Beard Award-semifinalist, The Federal. The 41st annual ATLFF is pleased to help another Georgia-made classic celebrate an important milestone by presenting a screening of MY COUSIN VINNY on its 25th anniversary, followed by a catered after party honoring one of the film’s most memorable scenes.


This is the fifth year that ATLFF has hosted the foodie-favorite Food On Film event, which pairs a food-themed movie with a delicious after party. The 2017 Food On Film 25th anniversary presentation of MY COUSIN VINNY will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Following the 12:00PM film screening at the Plaza Theatre, ATLFF will shine the spotlight on grits, a cuisine staple of any “self-respecting southerner,” at the after party at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The Federal will serve up their take on grits and other beloved southern dishes. Admission to the after party is free with a ticket to the screening ($10 in advance/$12 at the door). 


The Academy Award®-winning film MY COUSIN VINNY was directed by Jonathan Lynn, and stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio and Marisa Tomei. The 1992 film was primarily produced in Georgia. Chef Shaun Doty’s The Federal, which opened in Midtown in late 2016, was recently announced as a semifinalist for the 2017 James Beard Award for “Best New Restaurant”.


2017 ATLFF “Food On Film” 25th Anniversary Presentation of MY COUSIN VINNY


Sunday, March 26, 2017


Time: 12:00PM

Location: The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306)

Cost: $10 in advance/$12 at the door Ɩ Free to badge-holders

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After Party - Catered by The Federal

Time: Immediately following (approximately 2:00PM)

Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306)

Cost: Free with individual ticket to the screening or festival badge-holders


The 2017 ATLFF will take place from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, April 2, 2017. The 10-day event will feature more than 160 feature length and short film presentations, 37 Creative Conferences and approximately a dozen Special Presentations. For more information about the Atlanta Film Festival and the full schedule of film screenings and events, visit  Passes to the festival and tickets to individual screenings are available for purchase now on the website.


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