A night of cinema and cuisine to honor Cinema St. Louis Artistic Director, Chris Clark, co-presented by Cinema Saint Louis and Tenacious Eats

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mahler Ballroom

4915 Washington Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63108

Chris Clark has been an integral part of the growth and artistic direction of the Saint Louis International Film Festival. Drawing on his background in film studies at Webster University and public-event coordination, he has been instrumental in the initiating and production of such Cinema Saint Louis mainstays as the Saint Louis Filmmakers Showcase and QFest. His passion, artistic vision, and dedication has earned him the title of one of the top North American festival directors and programmers by Film Festival Today magazine.

About the film:

Dinner Rush, Bob Giraldi, U.S., 2000, 99 min.

One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello), a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please a whiny food critic (Sandra Bernhard), Louis must fend off a hostile takeover from a pair of gangsters (Michael McGlone), to whom his sous-chef (Kirk Acevedo) is in debt.

This film holds a special place in Chris heart - it was his first film secured through the Telluride Film Festival and the film was SLIFF's audience choice award winner that year, twenty festivals ago in 2000.

The evening will include silent and live auctions featuring an array of themed items sure to entertain your adventures and passions.

Doors open at 6 pm with a Silent Auction and cocktails

Five-course dinner and screening of the film Dinner Rush begin at 7 pm

Live Auction and Intermission at 8:10 pm