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Great Chicken Wing Hunt, The
Directed by
Matt Reynolds

USA / 2013 / 71

New York Premiere

Screening Times and Venues:

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Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Matt Reynolds, Chef Marshall Grady
Chicken Wings have become a staple of the American culinary experience, but filmmaker, journalist and upstate New Yorker Matt Reynolds takes finding the best wing to an entirely new level. Abandoning his successful career as an overseas reporter Matt returns to the States to embark on a journey across New York State to find the world's best chicken wing accompanied by his confused Czech girlfriend, Lucie. In an odyssey covering over 2500 miles, Matt and his cabal of chicken wing obsessed friends consume nearly 300 varieties of wings in two weeks. Eventually Matt must decide what is greater: his love for wings or Lucie. The Great Chicken Wing Hunt is more than a foodie’s delight; it’s three parts gastronomic competition, two parts oddball comedy and one part love story. –Michael Burke

The 'World's Best' Buffalo wings will be served and cheap drinks will be poured at an after party for the New York State premiere of GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT, a documentary about Buffalo wings and the misfits that set out to find the perfect one. The winning sauce from the film is being shipped in for the event, which takes place at Stella's Station, around the corner from the Orpheum Theater in Saugerties, after WING HUNT's screening Friday, Oct 4 at 7:00 p.m. Come meet the cast and crew - including the chef who invented the sauce, in his first festival appearance. All are welcome.

A former journalist, Matt covered eastern Europe for Reuters and a number of newspapers from 2004 to 2008. Since moving to New York, he has worked as a film/video editor for clients including History Channel, ESPN, and PBS. He was lead editor for the launch of NHL Live, a daily talk show on NHL Network and he recently edited History Channel's Zombies: a Living History. This is his first feature as a director.
Cast/Featuring: Ben Beavers, Ron Wieszczyk
Executive Producer(s): Larry Anne Evans
Producer(s): Elizabeth Mandel, Casey Paleos
Director(s): Matt Reynolds
Cinematographer(s): Bob Geile, Doug Brantner
Editor(s): Matt Reynolds, Mary Manhardt
Composer(s)/Music: Marek Piacek
Sound Designer(s): Mike Poppleton
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