Taste of Jackson Heights

Now this is a neighborhood with some tastes to offer. The Jackson Heights Film & Food Festival starts with the food part from noon to 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 13, in the courtyard of the Garden School, 33-16 79th Street, near Northern Boulevard. Admission is free; dishes are $1 to $3.

The film festival, which is in its third year, runs Sept. 18–20, featuring work from Burundi, France, and Queens, as well as the U.S. premiere of Sylvie Michel’s A Day in the Country (Germany, 2007) and the world premiere of Juan Mejia’s Uprooted (US/Colombia, 2008). There’s also a kids’ film festival at 10:30 am Sunday, Sept. 21.

There’s a lot going on next weekend, but this is definitely worth making some time for. Friday’s program is a collection of short films, a great opportunity to see a variety of work.

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