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BEFF IGNITE: La Brigade (Kitchen Brigade)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The screening of LA BRIGADE is presented as part of our BEFF IGNITE, a food justice initiative in partnership with A Single Bite.

Whether you attend all or some of the evening’s festivities, tickets are $15 for adults and free for kids and students, with $5 going to A Single Bite. See Details Below.

About the Film:
LA BRIGADE tells the story of Cathy, a stubborn 40-year-old sous chef with dreams of opening her own restaurant. Facing unexpected financial challenges, she reluctantly takes a job at a shelter for young migrants. Initially despising her new role, her culinary expertise and passion for food shine through and she is able to  transform the lives of the children she serves. In turn, these young migrants impart valuable lessons that alter the course of Cathy’s life forever, ultimately guiding her towards a different and meaningful path.

Director Bio:
Louis-Julien Petit, a French director and writer, has crafted a diverse cinematic career. He has written and directed several short films, including BANDE DÉMO in 2013, which received acclaim at various film festivals. In the same year, he completed the dramatic feature film ANNA ET OTTO. In 2015, he directed DISCOUNT, a comedy centered around store employees clandestinely establishing their own discount supermarket. His socially conscious work continued with CAROLE MATTHIEU in 2016, featuring Isabelle Adjani as a female occupational health doctor striving to improve the working conditions and practices of employees in distress. In 2019, he directed LES INVISIBLES, a film depicting the daily life of a shelter for homeless women starring Audrey Lamy. Three years later, he reunited with Lamy for LA BRIGADE.


FEATURE | 97 min | FRANCE | 2022


Louis-Julien Petit


David Chambille


Liza Benguigui
Sophie Bensadoun
Louis-Julien Petit
Thomas Pujol


Laurent Perez del Mar


Odyssée Pictures
Apollo Films
France 3 Cinéma


Thursday, 9/28, will be an evening for the WHOLE FAMILY.

$5 from each ticket sold (including a $5 donation extracted from All Access Pass Holders in attendance) will be donated to A Single Bite—a local organization that helps educate and put food on the table for underserved communities in Sullivan County.


4:00 PM – A PLACE AT THE TABLE Screening
We’ll start the evening off with a special 10th-anniversary screening of A PLACE AT THE TABLE—featuring Jeff Bridges, Raj Patel, and chef Tom Colicchio.

5:30 PM – 2023 BEFF Café
After the powerful documentary about hunger and food insecurity in the US, head outside to the Tusten Theater/Library parking lot to our 2023 BEFF Café for complimentary SINGLE BITES.

We’re excited to have many favorites like Bibimbus, Baked Narrowsburg, Sprouting Dreams Farms, and The Outside Institute, offering complimentary bites and other provisions for sale.

6:00 PM – Food Justice Panel
Engage in a rich panel discussion, “Agency and Action in Food Justice and Community,” while you finish your last bites and then head back inside for the “dessert” screening of LA BRIGADE (Kitchen Brigade).

7:00 PM – LA BRIGADE Screening
This is a fun feature fiction about a sous chef who takes a job in the cafeteria of a hostel, how her expertise helps change the lives of the young migrant workers, and how they also help soften and change her for the better.

To ensure that the impact of A PLACE AT THE TABLE and A Single Bite reaches our young audiences, we are offering this event FREE for kids and students. 

Kids and Students: FREE
Adults: $15
($5 of each ticket goes directly to ASB)

  • Type: 2023,Family Friendly,International,Narrative Feature
  • Time: September 28, 2023 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Venue:Tusten Theatre