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Sep
8
1

The Big Bang

So my last hurrah turned out to have some painful consequences. While the screening at the festival (see previous post) should have been memorable, I frankly don’t remember much. You see, 2 days later on June 29th I was hit on the head by a flying laptop on my Virgin America flight home. I not only had terrible physical pain due to a concussion but suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result. So basically I’ve spent the past 10 weeks in recovery mode, trying to learn a new word – patience – while I wait for my brain to heal.

Luckily my sister was present at the NYC Food Film Festival and captured these pictures that will hopefully help me remember what I actually said to Mayor Bloomberg…

Anat and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Anat and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Anat with Sam and Rhonda

Anat with Sam and Rhonda

Anat with George Motz

Anat with George Motz

Anat with Sam

Anat with Sam

Sam offering Mayor Bloomberg a Dogfish Head beer

Sam offering Mayor Bloomberg a Dogfish Head beer

Under the tent on a scorching summer night

Under the tent on a scorching summer night

On stage after the screening

On stage after the screening

Oenophiles have SIDEWAYS and BOTTLE SHOCK; now their beer-loving counterparts can claim a film as their own.
- Rotten Tomatoes
A David and Goliath story pitting the country's smallest brewers against the largest.
- CNN
Beer Wars: Brewed in America, is an eye-opening, funny and righteously infuriating documentary by first-time filmmaker Anat Baron. Her film (think of it as Suds: A Love Story) is also a pretty damning indictment of not just the beer industry but contemporary unfettered unregulated capitalism's disturbing excesses.
- Box Office Magazine
In Beer Wars, entrepreneurialism and opportunity go awry when tainted by greed and a thirst for power.
- Los Angeles Times
Beer Wars certainly raises some interesting questions, the most potent of which is, is this what capitalism is meant to be?
- New Times
For those who are keeping the American dream alive, this spirited documentary raises a toast.
- St Louis Post-Dispatch
A trenchant analysis unapologetic in its rebuke of Big Beer, Beer Wars is heartily recommended for patrons already inclined to opt for the local brew at every tap. It will also appeal to patrons interested in craft foods as well as homebrewed beer and wine and others particular about quality.
- Library Journal