Off the Menu

Showtime: February 8th, 7:30 PM at the Screen

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Off the Menu (96 mins.) (Dir. Jay Silverman)

An arrogant heir to a Mexican fast-food franchise goes ‘cuisine’ hunting for the next culinary big thing, and finds himself in a small, dusty New Mexican town where foodies come from all over to salivate over the culinary treats of a local, authentic, and feisty female chef.  Features Maria Conchita Alonsa, Dania Ramirez, and Santino Fontana. In person: Director Jay Silverman

Shown with:

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As they try to solve the mystery of Sarah’s disappearance, her best friend Lori and her fiancée Phil, discover their feelings for each other.


Off The Menu ***

Dir Jay Silverman

“Off The Menu” is a fun lighthearted movie. It would not feel out of place on the Hallmark Channel. The movie follows Joel Flanagan (Santino Fontana), the scion of a wealthy fast food chain owning family, and Javiera Torres (Diana Ramirez), the cook of a specialty New Mexican food café, as they clash over some stunning food. Here comes the warning, don’t see this movie on an empty stomach. The movie is beautifully shot, well-acted (especially by the excellent Makenzie Moss as Sophia Torres), and well-paced. It may be a bit paint by numbers, but “Off The Menu” shows a true love of New Mexican culture and cuisine.

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