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Just got word from George Motz, one of the masterminds behind the NYC Food Film Festival, that the pizza component of this year's summer screenings will be held al fresco in the parking lot next to Grimaldi's, 19 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (map).

What better place than under the Brooklyn Bridge for a line-up of three films that starts with Motz's own short film Brooklyn Pizza?

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Cost: Free

Here's the complete line-up:

  • Brooklyn Pizza: Motz's short, six-minute film is basically pizza porn, following the pie-making process from start to finish at the Coney Island Totonno's, Di Fara, and Grimaldi's
  • Pure and Simple: A short documentary on Anthony Mangieri and his venerated Neapolitan-pie shop Una Pizza Napoletana. Directed by Fabrizia Galvagano and Julie Haslett, 6 minutes
  • In Pignata: Calabrian Fireside Cooking: "Follows a Southern Italian farmer in her eighties through a typical morning on her farm as she ponders the loss of local food traditions." So this one's not exactly pizza, but it is Italian, so deal with it, sliceheads. Directed by Jessica Theroux, 24 minutes

Chairs will be set up in the parking lot for your comfort, and there will be a Grimaldi's tasting. More info at nycfoodfilmfestival.com.

Full disclosure: I'm friends with George and will be serving as a film judge for this year's NYC Food Film Festival.

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