Finding Gastón (Buscando a Gastón) | Directed by Patricia Perez
After delving into Peru's thriving food culture with her debut documentary about Mistura, Latin America's largest culinary festival, Patricia Perez wanted to highlight the work of Gastón Acurio, Peru's top chef and most famous export. Spanning more than ten countries and nearly three years of filming, Finding Gastón follows Acurio as he inspires young chefs, cooks with the best in the world, and ultimately gives back to his homeland by focusing on the farmers and other producers, without whom his success wouldn't have been possible.
Finding Gastón screens Monday, March 9, at 6:50 p.m. at Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami.
Rewined (Vinodentro) | Directed by Ferdinando Vicentini Orniani
A happy union of the disjointed storytelling from Pulp Fiction and the need to remember from Memento, this wine-driven murder mystery is as quirky as it is beautiful to watch. Rewined follows the life of Giovanni Cuttin, a lowly bank clerk who, after his first glass of wine, embarks on a journey to become Italy's most revered wine expert in just three years -- only to end up a murderer? Equal parts wine flick and crime drama, the film delivers an unexpected ending that's definitely worth sitting through the hilarious education in grapes, making a great juxtaposition to the independent spirit of Natural Resistance.
Rewined screens Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Regal Cinemas South Beach 18, 1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach.