Casino Hull Buffet



Best Casino Buffet in Ottawa, ON. Sort: Recommended. Sponsored Results. Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown. Hotels (613) 234-6363. In 1940, James Cashman, a businessman, asked Thomas Hull, the owner of the El Rancho hotels, to build a chain in Las Vegas. Hull saw the potential of the resort, as he saw all the out-of-state license plates during a visit to the resorts potential site. Construction of the El Rancho Vegas began in 1940, and the resort opened on April 3, 1941.

'In this 30-minute ode to gluttony, self-proclaimed buffet connoisseurs arrange incredible and unlikely food combinations on enormous plates while casino employees, used to dealing with gob-smacking amounts of consumption, ponder how a horseshoe-shaped restaurant allows for 'more flow.' Meanwhile, Sin City pigs grunt on a farm outside town, eagerly awaiting the leftovers. After all, as the farmer's wife points out, humans and pigs have nearly identical digestive tracts….'
- San Francisco Guardian

Best Short Film 2006
Society for Visual Anthropology

Thanksgiving weekend, Las Vegas: A camera journeys through Sin City's all-you-can-eat buffets and finds a kaleidoscope of characters behind the food—from tireless chefs preparing gargantuan bowls of ambrosia, to servers who bus endless plates, to hungry diners in search of a culinary jackpot and a portion of the American dream. 'The buffet is the happiest and saddest place,' says Pierre, a meat carver at the New Frontier's buffet. This documentary brings the happiness and the sadness of the buffet to light, taking the audience on a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual. Buffet follows the food: from kitchen to cornucopia, table to mouth, waste bin to local farm where 6,000 eager pigs feast on buffet leftovers. All along the consumption chain, a diverse cast of characters share their desires, their weaknesses, their pleasures, and their shames. The camera rolls as the savory promise that greets diners turns to gluttony, then despondence—and sometimes, a flickering hope for something more than just 'all you can eat.'

Director, Producer: Natasha Schüll
Co-Director, Camera: Hillevi Loven
Editors: Till Osterland, Natasha Schüll, Matt Bird
Additional Camera: Pawel Wojtasik, James Wright

TO PURCHASE:
$25 individual, $100 institution
PayPal ~ email [email protected]
Check ~ send to office address

SCREENINGS
Multiple PBS stations. 2007-2010
Port Townsend Film Festival, RI, 2007
New York Food Film Festival 2007
Planet in Focus Festival, Toronto, 2006
CineVegas Film Festival, 2006
San Francisco Indie Docfest, 2006
NewFilmmakers Festival, NYC, 2006
Slow Food Film Festival, Arizona 2006
Southern California Film Festival, 2006
Roving Eye Documentary Festival, RI, 2005
Santa Fe Film Festival, New Mexico, 2005

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'In this 30-minute ode to gluttony, self-proclaimed buffet connoisseurs arrange incredible and unlikely food combinations on enormous plates while casino employees, used to dealing with gob-smacking amounts of consumption, ponder how a horseshoe-shaped restaurant allows for 'more flow.' Meanwhile, Sin City pigs grunt on a farm outside town, eagerly awaiting the leftovers. After all, as the farmer's wife points out, humans and pigs have nearly identical digestive tracts….'
- San Francisco Guardian

Best Short Film 2006
Society for Visual Anthropology

Thanksgiving weekend, Las Vegas: A camera journeys through Sin City's all-you-can-eat buffets and finds a kaleidoscope of characters behind the food—from tireless chefs preparing gargantuan bowls of ambrosia, to servers who bus endless plates, to hungry diners in search of a culinary jackpot and a portion of the American dream. 'The buffet is the happiest and saddest place,' says Pierre, a meat carver at the New Frontier's buffet. This documentary brings the happiness and the sadness of the buffet to light, taking the audience on a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual. Buffet follows the food: from kitchen to cornucopia, table to mouth, waste bin to local farm where 6,000 eager pigs feast on buffet leftovers. All along the consumption chain, a diverse cast of characters share their desires, their weaknesses, their pleasures, and their shames. The camera rolls as the savory promise that greets diners turns to gluttony, then despondence—and sometimes, a flickering hope for something more than just 'all you can eat.'

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Director, Producer: Natasha Schüll
Co-Director, Camera: Hillevi Loven
Editors: Till Osterland, Natasha Schüll, Matt Bird
Additional Camera: Pawel Wojtasik, James Wright

Casino Hull Buffet Las Vegas

TO PURCHASE:
$25 individual, $100 institution
PayPal ~ email [email protected]
Check ~ send to office address

Casino Lac Leamy Buffet

SCREENINGS
Multiple PBS stations. 2007-2010
Port Townsend Film Festival, RI, 2007
New York Food Film Festival 2007
Planet in Focus Festival, Toronto, 2006
CineVegas Film Festival, 2006
San Francisco Indie Docfest, 2006
NewFilmmakers Festival, NYC, 2006
Slow Food Film Festival, Arizona 2006
Southern California Film Festival, 2006
Roving Eye Documentary Festival, RI, 2005
Santa Fe Film Festival, New Mexico, 2005