The series, “Films With Taste,” is curated and hosted by Putney School executive chef Marty Brennan-Sawyer.
“We’re excited to have Marty making this series a reality. Combining food with films will be a lot of fun for audiences,” said Next Stage Arts co-founder Billy Straus.
The series kicks off Thursday, January 10, with “Tampopo.” Other films in the series include “Like Water for Chocolate” on January 17, “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman” on January 24, and “Chocolat” on January 31.
Chef Brennan-Sawyer, whose creative energies fuel The Putney School both literally and figuratively, said, “The folks at Next Stage Arts are doing a wonderful thing for our town and for the larger community, and I’m happy to be curating this series.” Brennan-Sawyer is a longtime Putney resident where he and his wife Susan raised two sons, Logan and Noah, who both attended the Putney School.
Admission for all films in the “Films with Taste” series will be by donation, $5 suggested.
Next Stage Cinema shows films every Thursday, and highlights a different theme each month. February’s series will be hosted by Brattleboro resident Lou Erlanger and will focus on blues music in film. In March, recent BUHS graduate Clark Glennon will present a series of films directed by noted filmmaker John Cassavetes. Past hosts have included psychologist Dr. Martha Straus, BMAC director Danny Lichtenfeld, and Vermont Jazz Center’s Eugene Euman.
Information about upcoming events, renovation plans, theater enhancements, and a wide range of opportunities for support are available at www.nextstagearts.org.