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"Food Party" Host at Cinematheque

By admin Published: August 26, 2010

The official word:
Thu Tran, the creator and host of the Independent Film Channel's award-winning Food Party, will appear in person on Sunday, September 12 when the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque presents the special program "A Food Party Party with Thu Tran" at 7:00 pm in CIA's Aitken Auditorium, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Ms. Tran, a 2005 graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, will show highlights from her hit series and answer audience questions about it.

Continues, with more details, after the jump.

Food Party is a unique, whimsical blend of Julia Child and Pee-wee’s Playhouse that airs on Tuesday nights on IFC. Co-written, directed, designed, and shot by other CIA alums, the surreal show features puppets who help Ms. Tran prepare gourmet delights in a colorful, cardboard kitchen for visiting "celebrity" guests. Begun in Cleveland as a web series, Food Party soon relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where IFC picked it up and commissioned two seasons' worth of shows. There are now 31 separate episodes, each less than 15 minutes in length. In April Robert Lloyd in The Los Angeles Times called Food Party “my current favorite TV show.”

Tickets to "A Food Party Party with Thu Tran" cost $10 (Cinematheque members $7) and must be purchased at the door on Sunday, September 12 between 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm or after 6:00 pm. Free parking for filmgoers is available in the Cleveland Institute of Art lot. The program is presented courtesy of IFC with special thanks to Douglas Marshall. For further information or images, call Tim Harry or John Ewing at (216) 421-7450 or go to

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