The Perfect Cappuccino
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Please join us for the Houston premiere of The Perfect Cappuccino. On this Saturday night, on the eve of the tough election to come, relax and enjoy the ultimate comfort- a perfectly wonderful tale of the perfect cappuccino.
The Perfect Cappuccino - 90 minutes
Director: Amy Ferraris
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008
Location: Aurora Theater, 800 Aurora Street, 77009
Tickets: $10.00 online or $10.00 cash/check at the door. Ticket price includes free refreshments: beer, soft drinks, water, and popcorn
Ferraris Reception: 7:00-8:00 pm
Screening Time: 8:00-9:30:00 pm
Ferraris Q&A: 9:30-10:00 pm
Door Prize: A signed DVD of the film
Synopsis: The Perfect Cappuccino is a personally narrated journey that traces the origins and current social meaning of one beverage-the cappuccino. Along the way it confronts a series of larger questions: Why is the Starbucks chain-store model a uniquely American approach to coffee? Is there something in our character, as Americans, that pushes us toward expansion and mass standardization? Is this human nature? Is it American nature? Are we a culture that values business enterprise? Or a culture that is ruled by it? Blending the voices of baristas, cultural critics, business leaders and coffee geeks everywhere, this film will use the cappuccino as a means to chart the strange intersections of individualism and mass culture that make up the contemporary American character.
About the Director: Amy Ferraris is a graduate of UCLA's MFA film program, where she received awards from AMPAS, the Women in Film Foundation, Edie and Lew Wasserman, the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and the MPAA. Following film school, Amy spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Rome, Italy, where she began production on The Perfect Cappuccino. As a documentary filmmaker, Amy has worn many hats, ranging from sound recordist to editor to producer. Her most recent independent work was as co-producer, co-writer and editor of The Grace Lee Project, a humorous look at the thousands of women who share the name Grace Lee.
Amy also works in narrative film, and her first feature-length screenplay, Rocket Science, was a semi-finalist for both the Chesterfield and the Nicholl Fellowship. A romantic comedy that tackles the question of why smart men are never attracted to smart women, Rocket Science is in development at Water Bear Productions in Los Angeles. Amy currently resides in San Francisco, where she makes her living as an editor.
For More information:
Movie Site - http://cappuccinomovie.com
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