SFF 2017: Sydney Film Festival announces gourmet cinema ‘Barbecue’


Foodies (or at least the carnivorous kind) grab your forks and wallets! The Sydney Film Festival has announced a fusion of food and film with the Australian premiere of BARBECUE by Adelaide filmmaking duo Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker. It will be paired with six-course gastronomic journey to locations explored in the film at The Meat & Wine Co following a screening at Dendy Opera Quays.

“The film is an epic, succulent celebration of the tradition of barbecuing across the world: from South African braais and Texan pitmasters to a New Zealand hangi. Australian filmmakers Matthew Saleh and Rose Tucker travelled the globe to document barbecues in a diverse range of communities,” said Sydney Film Festival Documentary Programmer, Jenny Neighbour. “From the Swedish engangsgrill, to refugees opening a sharwarma shop in a camp on the Syrian-Jordan border, the film shows that barbecuing isn’t just about the food,” she said.

While us vegetarians seem to be left out in the cold again, on the final weekend of the festival, South West Sydney audiences can also enjoy a barbecue experience at Bellbird, Casula Powerhouse.

Last year’s selection, Ants on a Shrimp: Noma in Tokyo, was a sell-out event so we imagine that if meat and movies are your thing, you should probably get yourself over the the festival site and start booking.

SFF 2017’s full program will be announced on 10 May. 28 films have been announced already, along with a selection of Screenability films, and a Kurosawa retrospective with David Stratton. Look forward to full coverage of the festival on The Reel Bits, including many reviews and interviews in 2017.

Gourmet Cinema Screenings:
Wednesday 14 June, 6pm, Dendy Opera Quays
$19.90 screening only | $180 per person with six course dinner, including dessert and matched wines.

Saturday 17 June, 3pm, Casula Powerhouse
$17.50 screening only | $47 per person with barbecue meal.

Sunday 18 June, 6pm, Dendy Newtown
$19.90 screening only