Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bantam + Biddy Crescent Hosts Atlanta Film Festival Fundraiser

Limited Seats Available for Special Evening

Photo by James Camp

ATLANTA (March 2015) – Classic meals, like classic movies, are held in high regard and remembered for years to come. Fans of both, Bantam + Biddy co-owners Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are rolling out the red carpet at their Crescent Avenue location to host a fundraising dinner for the Atlanta Film Festival on March 12 at 7 p.m. Critics are sure to praise the four-course dinner and opening reception.

“The Atlanta Film Festival is a gem,” says Doty, an avid movie fan and festival participant. “Not only does the community get to view award-winning caliber films, they also have an opportunity to meet and listen to the filmmakers. The festival, which runs this year from March 20 – 29, offers food for thought. We’re offering thoughtful food.”

For the preview, reception guests will enjoy steamed pork buns with mustard seed oil and kimchi purée; beef tartare with bourbon-smoked paprika, pine nuts and cured pastured egg yolk; and pimento cheese hush puppies with wasabi honey. The four-course, family-style feature presentation includes Sardinian flatbread with arugula, argan oil and ricotta salata; pastured chicken livers with date agnolotti and Marsala; oxtail Parmentier with roasted spring Vidalia onions; and Feast of San Gennaro-style zeppole with bourbon caramel sauce.

Chris Escobar, Atlanta Film Festival executive director, is looking forward to the fundraiser. “An event like the Atlanta Film Festival is an enormous undertaking; one that requires significant community support. We are grateful to the Bantam + Biddy team for creating a tasteful opportunity to raise both the awareness and funds the festival needs to continue thriving.”

Tickets to the fundraiser are $60 per person, which excludes alcohol and gratuity. Seating is limited; email to make reservations for this special evening.

Bantam + Biddy Crescent is located at 12th & Midtown at 1050 Crescent Avenue. Parking is available in the 1010 Midtown parking garage, which can be entered on Crescent Avenue, and the first two hours of parking are free. A guest entrance for the restaurant is available in the garage. For more information, visit

About the Atlanta Film Festival

The Atlanta Film Festival, now in its fourth decade, is an Academy Award qualifying festival and one of the region’s largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States. Over 20,000 festival attendees enjoy independent, animated, documentary, and short films each year, selected from over 3,750 submissions from more than 100 countries. The Atlanta Film Festival schedules screenings, discussions, workshops and panels year-round to keep cinema top of mind and the arts & culture community talking. Major funding for the Atlanta Film Festival is provided by XFINITY, MailChimp and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. For more information, visit


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