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Andy Ricker and James Beard Collide at the Hollywood Theatre

Watch a documentary about one Portland celebrity chef, and help support the making of another.

If you missed your chance to see Farang on the big screen, you'll get another chance to watch the feature-length documentary about Andy Ricker and his Thai obsession this Sunday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre. It's part of a fundraiser for another documentary about a famous Portland chef -- the one, really, who started it all.

"America's First Foodie" goes deep into the history of Portland son and American food icon James Beard, a locavore, foodie, celebrity chef and farm-to-table advocate long before these terms were even in our lexicon.

Co-produced and directed by award-winning Portland filmmaker Beth Federici, and prolific food writer Kathleen Squires, the film features a who's-who list of food world glitterati, offering glimpses into Beard's fascinating life and the incredible impact he made on American cuisine. Federici will be on hand after the Farang screening for a Q & A session about her film.

Tickets are $10. Proceeds from the screening, as well as a Kickstarter campaign that launches tomorrow, will help fund the completion of the film.

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