But don’t stew in it!

Let WHBPAC cater to your entertainment needs this weekend, not with in person screenings as we had hoped, but with these appetizing international films. As more shutdowns loom, we’re still dedicated to bringing you the berry best in world cinema and will send you the recipe for a sublime stay-at-home weekend. This week – you guessed it – is all about food in film, and, suffries to say, we’re eggcited to satisfy your craving for movies!

Grub your loved ones and the popcorn, and get ready for the gratest, cheesiest films we could find!

East Side Sushi

Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the ‘wrong’ race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.

“Endearing performances, accomplished low-budget filmmaking and a distinctive urban setting all add up to an appetizing offering.” The Hollywood Reporter

More Than Frybread

Follow this mockumentary to the first annual World Wide Frybread Association’s Arizona State Chapter Championship, a two day event in Flagstaff. The winner will receive not only bragging rights as to making the best frybread in the state, but will receive $10,000 and will represent the Chapter at the national championship in New York City. There are twenty-two contestants, one representing each of the federally recognized tribal reserves or nations in Arizona, and the types of frybread are as diverse as the contestants.

“‘More Than Frybread’ hits the funny bone” The Navajo Times

A Tale of Two Kitchens

Chef Gabriela Cámara considers restaurants to be places of dignity and community. She brings her vision to two very different cities, opening acclaimed locations in San Francisco and Mexico City.

…29 minutes of foodie bliss, but also a genuinely positive view of the pride the working class has in their jobs, no matter what country they live in.” Decider

Honeyland

A woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of North Macedonia. When a neighboring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.

“Hatidze’s story is heartbreakingly moving, and needs no heavy editorialising. Her strength, dignity, resilience and humanity carry the film’s truth and weight.” Sydney Morning Herald

Samurai Gourmet

Recent retiree Takeshi rediscovers his passion for food and life by getting in touch with his inner warrior and eating what he truly desires.

“Each 20-minute episode is a soothing lesson in optimism.” The Guardian