Stars of Screen and Cuisine

The New York Times Presents

Stars of Screen and Cuisine

Sam Sifton, Manohla Dargis, Tejal Rao

Thu, February 7, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$30

What makes a great movie? A great restaurant? What makes a great review? Do Los Angeles tastes differ from those in New York and elsewhere? New York Times food editor and former culture editor Sam Sifton joins co-chief film critic Manohla Dargis and California restaurant critic Tejal Rao to discuss their best takes on criticism and geography, narrative and society, and how they came to The Times. Bring questions and opinions and share. We suspect you’ll give this special event rave reviews.



Due to the anonymity of the critics, no cell phones, cameras or recording devices are permitted in the theater. We will have safe lockers for phones on-site.



PARKING IS FREE ON SITE



The Masonic Lodge was built in 1927.

There are no elevators in this CA historic landmark.

Ascending stairs is required to enter the venue.

Stars of Screen and Cuisine
Stars of Screen and Cuisine
What makes a great movie? A great restaurant? What makes a great review? Do Los Angeles tastes differ from those in New York and elsewhere? New York Times food editor and former culture editor Sam Sifton joins co-chief film critic Manohla Dargis and California restaurant critic Tejal Rao to discuss their best takes on criticism and geography, narrative and society, and how they came to The Times. Bring questions and opinions and share. We suspect you’ll give this special event rave reviews.
Sam Sifton
Sam Sifton
Sam Sifton is the food editor of The New York Times, the founding editor of NYT Cooking and a columnist for The New York Times Magazine. He has also served as the national editor, the restaurant critic and the culture editor.
Manohla Dargis
Manohla Dargis grew up in the East Village in New York where she attended public school and was a frequent attendee at both St. Mark’s Cinema and Theater 80. She started writing about movies professionally in 1987 while earning her M.A. in cinema studies at New York University. A class with the longtime Village Voice critic J. Hoberman led to her being hired to write about avant-garde cinema for the Voice. She kept on writing and since then has written about a lot of movies for a lot of publications and her work has been anthologized in several books. She has been the co-chief film critic for The New York Times since 2004. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Tejal Rao
Tejal Rao is the California restaurant critic at The Times and a columnist for the The New York Times Magazine, based in Los Angeles. She has won two James Beard Foundation awards for her restaurant criticism.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com