By Seonne Baylor, BMFI Intern
Nothing beats football combined with mouth-watering food. Since I can remember, my parents have hosted yearly Super Bowl parties featuring many different recipes. (My favorite was always chicken wings smothered in BBQ sauce with a side of blue cheese.) On Tuesday, January 22, Bryn Mawr Film Institute is hosting a Tailgate Cook-off and a screening of the 1974 football comedy The Longest Yard, starring Burt Reynolds. “Big Al” Meltzer will introduce the film and sign his memoir about his years as a sports broadcaster after the screening.
Competition will reign on screen and off. Starting at 5:30 pm, talented cooks will present their best tailgate dishes for judging in the “first quarter” of the event. Anyone can taste the “touchdown” dishes starting at 6:15 pm for a $10 tasting fee, alongside additional favorites provided by The Grog Grill and beer from Victory Brewing Company. The “second half” of the event unfolds onscreen at 7:30 pm with the screening of The Longest Yard, in which Burt Reynolds plays a washed-up pro football player who winds up in prison and is given a chance at redemption when he and his jailbird teammates face off against the guards in a rigged football game. For more information, click here.
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Burt Reynolds, with his machismo and hot-shot attitude in the film, is “hot-dogging” it.
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