Oscar fever? Here are this week’s food film events

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Did the (crazy long) Oscars special last night put you in the mood to see some films? We thought so. SFA would like to offer some suggestions for your week.

Tuesday, February 24, film fans in two different southern states will have the opportunity to screen Counter Histories films. In Maryland at Anne Arundel Community College (yes, Arnold, Maryland, is technically part of the South), filmmaker Nick Michael will screen Counter Histories: Cambridge and will speak with students about the history of racial segregation and the making of his film. The event is 12:30–2:00 p.m. on campus in room HUM112.

Also on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Culinary Historians of the Piedmont will welcome Counter Histories series producer Kate Medley, filmmaker Jesse Paddock, and Durham movement veteran Virginia Williams to Flyleaf Books at 7 p.m. Several of the Counter Histories films will be screened, and a panel discussion about the project and the Durham movement will follow.

This coming weekend, on February 27 and March 1 (Friday and Sunday), the Oxford Film Festival will host a SouthDocs film block that showcases films made at the first annual SouthDocs/SFA film bootcamp. Four films will be screened: Vish, directed by Danny Klimentz; Oxford Canteen, directed by Brett Mizelle and Heather Ritchie; Ready to Roll, directed by Molly Nermer and Alex Lampert; and Wood | Smoke | Pig, directed by Alison Kenney and Caroline Lord. The week long workshop gave participants 48 hours to film a movie, and the documentary shorts will all be presented here. For a full festival schedule, click here.

Stayed tuned for more food film news. We’ll continue to share information as our work is shared at special events and film festivals.