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Street Food

USA | Episodic | 60

20 Apr
Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm PT

Guests Expected

Producers David Gelb, Brian McGinn, Daniel Milder, and Tamara Rosenfeld are expected to attend screening.


Mouthwatering documentaries are David Gelb’s specialty. The man who brought the world Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) and the series Chef’s Table (2015- ) and Chef’s Table: France (2016) is back with a new show. After concentrating on high-end eateries with those earlier projects, he now turns his attention to food that is just as delicious, if humbler, with this luscious tour of Asian street food. He partners here with co-creator Brian McGinn, director of several Chef’s Table episodes. These sublime episodes are sure to leave you hungry.

Luckily, thanks to our partners at Netflix, SFFILM is doing something to assuage those stomach pangs. Guests attending Street Food will receive a ticket at the screening that they can redeem afterward for one free meal at one of three food trucks parked at the Lakeview Library Parking lot (550 El Embarcadero).

Series Co-Creator David Gelb

Series creator and executive producer David Gelb cut his teeth making short films, music videos, and a TV movie that focused on the making of Fernando Meirelles’ movie Blindness (2008) called A Vision of Blindness (2008) before breaking through with his first feature, the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011). Two other features followed, The Lazarus Effect (2015), a narrative drama, and A Faster Horse (2015), a documentary. For television, he created, executive produced, and directed Chef’s Table (2015- ), for which he has received three Primetime Emmy nominations and three International Documentary Association nominations, and Chef’s Table: France (2016).

Series Co-Creator Brian McGinn

Brian McGinn is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, two for his work as an executive producer of Chef’s Table (2015- ) and two for writing and producing the documentary Amanda Knox (2016). As a producer, his projects have included shorts, Chef’s Table: France (2016), an episode of Dirty Money (2018- ) , and Machine (2018), a documentary. He has directed videos for the web site Funny or Die; Ferrell Takes the Field, a Will Ferrell TV special; Amanda Knox; and Chef’s Table. He has also contributed to McSweeney’s and The New Yorker.

Film Details

Year 2019

Runtime 60

Country USA

Producer David Gelb (Series Creator and Executive Producer), Tamara Rosenfeld, Daniel Milder