The Food Connection, Pierce County's largest food bank, and the Emergency Food Network, Pierce County's emergency food distribution center, each mark 25 years of service this year. To celebrate, they're jointly presenting a silver-anniversary silver-screen salute: The Cans Film Festival.
Starting April 12, the Tacoma non-profits will screen food-themed movies and partner with local restaurants that will offer dinner specials to raise funds for The Food Connection and the Emergency Food Network. Movies will be shown at the Blue Mouse Theater in Tacoma's Proctor district. McGavick Winery will provide complimentary pours.
So far, six restaurants have signed on to offer specials to Cans Film Festival attendees, as well as to the public throughout the month. Here are the movies, dates and restaurants so far:
April 12: Big Night - restaurant TBD
May 10: Chocolat - restaurant TBD
June 14: Sideways - The Harmon
July 12: Eat Drink Man Woman - Southern Kitchen
Aug. 9: Like Water for Chocolate - restaurant TBD
Sept. 13: Mystic Pizza - Farrelli's Pizza
Oct. 11: Joy Luck Club - The Swiss
Nov. 8: Super-Size Me - Marlene's Market
Dec. 13: White Christmas - Pacific Grill
I know .... The Swiss and a chick flick, The Harmon and a wine movie. The Cans Film Festival is a great and charitable cause. Can the snark already.