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The Search for General Tso

Directed by Ian Cheney. 2015. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. IFC Films. Digital.
Sat., May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019
7:00 pm

General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a familiar presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney (King Corn, The City Dark) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising revelations and a host of humorous characters along the way.

In addition to the film, attendees will enjoy delicious Chinese food during the screening! After the screening, we’ll reconvene in the lobby for post-film chat and a drink or your choice! This is the first of a new series of events that pair a fantastic film with a mouthwatering meal! Be sure to join us for an evening of film, food and fun! Please Note: Doors and seating at 7:00 PM followed by the screening at 7:30 PM. 


Members: $35
Adults: $40