Saturday, January 18th, 8:00pm
The Great Chicken Wing Hunt
Matt Reynolds, 2013, 71 min.
American expatriate, international journalist and upstate New Yorker Matt Reynolds forsakes a successful life in Eastern Europe, compelled by a singular obsession: find the world's best Buffalo wing. Joined by his long-suffering Czech girlfriend, a perplexed Slovak film crew, and a ragtag gang of wing-obsessed misfits, Reynolds embarks on The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. After 2,627 miles and 284 varieties of wings, the quest ends in the very countryside of Reynolds’ childhood, where he discovers that the perfection he has sought so hard to find was right under his nose all along. The film’s theatrical release is timed to take advantage of NFL Playoff wing fever. In addition, 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Buffalo wing. Wing Hunt contains the only known footage of an eye-witness account of that fateful night. Wing Hunt has played more than 20 U.S. and international festivals, including STARZ Denver, Austin, and Woodstock, winning awards at Memphis, Indie Spirit, Big Apple and Williamsburg. Wing Hunt is the "The Big Lebowski of documentaries" and "One of the bonafide best movies of the year" according to film critics.
Q&A with director Matt Reynolds, some of the film’s characters, and the chef behind the winning sauce (via Skype). The winning sauce, as chosen by Wing Hunt’s six judges is also being shipped in for a Buffalo Wings tasting following the Q&A.
Wings provided by Atomic Wings and beer by Harlem’s Own Sugar Hill Ale.