The Atlanta Film Festival’s annual “Food On Film” event is going back to its Georgia roots with a special presentation of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES and after party catered by Sweet Auburn BBQ and The Whistle Stop Café. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) and FRIED GREEN TOMATOES are both celebrating milestone anniversaries this year, 40th and 25th respectively. Georgia-native and NBC’s “30 Rock” star Jack McBrayer will also return to his roots to celebrate with the festival by hosting the special screening of the Atlanta-made film.

This is the fourth year that ATLFF has hosted the foodie favorite “Food On Film” event, which pairs a food-themed movie with a delicious after party. The 2016 “Food On Film” 25th Anniversary Presentation of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Following the 12:00PM film screening at the Plaza Theatre, the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center will host a good ole southern celebration, complete with fried green tomatoes and barbecue. Admission to the screening is free and tickets to the after party are $20.

The Academy Award-nominated film FRIED GREEN TOMATOES was directed by Jon Avnet and stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. The film was primarily produced in Atlanta and Juliette, Georgia. The Whistle Stop Café, which is featured in the film, stills stands in Juliette and will provide its famous fried green tomatoes at the “Food On Film” event.

Photo: Universal Pictures
Photo: Universal Pictures


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Screening – Hosted by Jack McBrayer 

Time: 12:00PM

Location: The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306)

Cost: Free, just RSVP:

After Party – Catered by Sweet Auburn BBQ and The Whistle Stop Café 

Time: Immediately following (approximately 2:00PM)

Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306)

Cost: $20

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The 2016 ATLFF will take place from Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 10, 2016. The 10-day event will feature more than 150 feature length and short film presentations, 37 Creative Conferences and over a dozen Special Presentations. For more information about ATLFF and full schedule of film screenings and events, visit Passes for the festival and tickets to individual screenings are available for purchase now on the website.

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