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Interview: Indie Filmmaker Joe Maggio Cooks Up ‘Bitter Feast’

13 January 2011 9:07 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – New York filmmaker Joe Maggio is fascinated by the pursuit of redemption, particularly in stories featuring characters who may not entirely be worthy of it. His 2001 debut feature “Virgil Bliss” followed a man fresh out of prison as he attempted to build a new life. Maggio’s 2008 drama “Paper Covers Rock” told the story of a suicidal mother who fights to maintain custody of her daughter.

The darkly satirical thriller “Bitter Feast” marks Maggio’s darkest tale to date. Redemption hardly seems possible for vitriolic food blogger Jt Franks (Joshua Leonard), as he finds himself held hostage by Peter Gray (James LeGros), the self-righteous yet deranged celebrity chef whose restaurant he panned. Gray acquires delicious revenge by forcing Franks to cook various dishes to perfection…or else. Hollywood Chicago spoke with Maggio about his own thoughts concerning modern criticism, the advantages and disadvantages of microbudget filmmaking, and the New »

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Hungry? How About an Exclusive Clip from Bitter Feast to Chew On?

5 January 2011 8:46 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Listen up, foodies! We're servin' up an exclusive clip from Dark Sky's release of the new film from Glass Eye Pix, Bitter Feast, and it's still very pink and juicy inside!

Bitter Feast in available now on DVD. Look for a review really soon!

From the DVD Press Release:

A food critic can dish it out, but can he take it? Pain is on the menu for a writer when his nasty review pushes a chef over the edge in Bitter Feast, a gut-churning thriller from the creators of the indie sensations Virgil Bliss and Wendy and Lucy. The movie, featuring a performance by superstar chef Mario Batali, will be served up on DVD from Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group, with an Srp of $24.98, on January 4, 2011. It will also be available the same date on Video on Demand.

Writer-director Joe Maggio (Paper Covers Rock, Virgil Bliss) takes the »

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