Eating & Working & Eating & Working
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: David Bernabo Run Time: 83 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket Release Year: 2020
Starring: Curtis Gamble, Gina Merante, Jasmine Cho, Neil Blazin, Nicole Battle
Despite being literally visible, the conditions surrounding labor in the service industry often go unseen. Eating & Working & Eating & Working is a feature-length documentary film that follows six people working in the food industry from the beginning to the end of their work day. Along the way, participants, including food thinkers, writers, and researchers, discuss the joys and frustrations of working in food, the skills utilized in their labor, and the impacts of sexism, racism, and classism on their work environments.
By providing space for the subjects of the film to examine their ideas, director David Bernabo (who also acts as editor and composer) presents a series of nuanced arguments and conversations, ranging from a history of gender-based pay inequity to macho kitchen attitudes to the role of redlining practices and the lack of black ownership in today’s restaurant landscape.
Like many of the restaurants and businesses featured in the film, this documentary is a labor of love, a film made on a miniscule budget in an effort to tell stories that are often glossed over in media coverage of food culture.
After your ticket purchase, you have THREE day to enjoy.