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Albuquerque, NM, March 19, 2013 – As part of the incredible week of spectacular events held at The Albuquerque Film & Media Experience, Executive Producers Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener are set to produce a culinary evening extravaganza, called Taste of Film, a food and film lover’s dream event, presented by Stella Artois and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, to spotlight films from AFME’ s festival showcase through a delicious representation by the creative mind of Chef Michael Giese from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

The evening, emceed by SAG/AFTRA President and actor, Bill Sterchi and Clear Channel’s 95.1 FM afternoon drive host, Janae, will take us on a journey of the senses, where imagery of the silver screen is interpreted through Chef Michael’s creative themed hor’s doeuvres and a six course epicurean experience.

With the collaboration of food and venue sponsoring partners, Ben E. Keith and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Taste of Film will be a completely original way to enjoy the best of worlds, incredible filmmaking and innovative cuisine.  “Ben E. Keith is pleased to be the food sponsor for AFME’s Taste of Film which benefits The Storehouse, our nonprofit partner,” said Lindsay Lancaster, Regional Marketing Director for Ben E. Keith Foods.  “We look forward to seeing how our food gets transformed into a  ‘Hollywood production’ through the featured film’s themes and Chef Michael’s innovative culinary skills.”

Sample highlights of the evening include a salute to The Redford Center’s WATERSHED, which Chef Michael honors the Colorado River documentary with a twice cooked striped bass (a fish native to the Colorado River), steamed and then lightly smoked, served with a fresh corn sauce, diced roasted beets, green squash and micro greens, the powerful film, VANISHING OF THE BEES, a brilliant expose on “Colony Collapse Disorder” with a stunning dessert of fresh berries – currants, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries, elderberries with honey vanilla bean house made ice cream and topped with hazelnuts, macadamia and sesame seeds to represent foods that bees pollinate.

“We’re excited to kick off the whole AFME week with the Taste of Film, “said Quirk and Wiener. “ The evening will be an unforgettable fusion of food and film, as we come to honor New Mexico’s largest food pantry – The Storehouse, www.thestorehouseabq.org.”

For more information on the Taste of Film, to purchase tickets and to see the complete lineup of movies being showcased at the highly anticipated Albuquerque Film & Media Experience, please visit the official website at www.abqfilmexperience.com.

Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener are the creators of the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience, a socially conscious event, taking place June 3-9, 2013, that represents creative achievement in film, music, arts and entertainment. AFME programming includes effectual and transformational media, domestic and international movies, food and art, intimate conversations, panels and gatherings with industry leaders in attendance.