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"Smokes & Ears" NYC screening featured in Clarion Ledger

Posted by on Jun 24, 2010 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

“Smokes & Ears” a co-production of the University of Mississippi’s Media & Documentary Projects Center & the Southern Foodways Alliance, was featured today in Jackson’s Clarion Ledger. Check out the article here. The short documentary by Joe York chronicles the Big Apple Inn, a sandwich shop on Farish Street in Jackosn, MS, that specializes in […]

"Smokes & Ears" to screen at New York Food Film Festival

Posted by on Jun 23, 2010 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

Smokes & Ears, a short documentary by MDP producer Joe York, will screen this Friday night, June 25th, at the New York Food Film Festival. The documentary chronicles the Big Apple Inn on historic Farish Street in Jackosn, MS, and was produced by MDP and the Southern Foodways Alliance in recognition of Geno Lee, owner/operator […]

"Southern Food: The Movie" gets nod in "The Atlantic"

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

In February, MDP and the Southern Foodways Alliance embarked on a year-long project which will result in the feature-length documentary “Southern Food: The Movie”. Since then, project director Joe York has filmed segments throughout South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, and along the Gulf Coast from Empire, Louisiana, to Apalachicola, Florida. In between trips, Joe sat down […]


Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

Last week, MDP producer Joe York traveled to New York to screen his latest short documentary Cut/Chop/Cook at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party and at the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Potlikker Film Festival NYC. The film profiles Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Q in Hemingway, South Carolina. Says Scott, “We only cook with wood and I’m […]

CUD goes Down Under!

CUD, a short film by MDP producer/director Joe York about Georgia cattleman Will Harris, is now an official selection of the Reel Earth Film Fetsival in…..NEW ZEALAND! And that’s not all! This weekend CUD will screen at the Going Green Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it is nominated for the Chipotle Food that Matters […]

Saving Willie Mae's Scotch House airs on Colorado Public Television

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Media And Documentary Projects Blog

Last night “Saving Willie Mae’s Scotch House”, a film by MDP producer/director Joe York, aired on Colorado Public Television. Click here to read the CPT program listing for the film. To date, the film has aired on public television in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, California, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon, Georgia, and some other states we’re forgetting […]

Tell Your Ma, Tell your Pa, I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas!

MDP Producer/Director Joe York is just back from a week-long video shoot that took him and graduate assistant Alan Pike all across the great state of Arkansas. Collecting footage and interviews for the forthcoming SOUTHERN FOOD: The Movie, their travels included stops in Little Rock, Lake Village, Brinkley, DeValls Bluff, Stuttgart and DeWitt, Arkansas. In […]

CUT/CHOP/COOK "debuts" at Charleston Food & Wine Festival

On March 6th, MDP & the Southern Foodways Alliance gave folks at the Charleston Food & Wine Festival a sneak peek at their latest short documentary. The film CUT/CHOP/COOK, a profile of pitmaster Rodney Scott of Scott’s Barbecue in Hemingway, South Carolina, was produced and directed by MDP’s Joe York in association with the Union […]

CUD goes to Hollywood

CUD, a co-production by MDP & the Southern Foodways Alliance, will screen in Hollywood at the upcoming Going Green Film Festival on April 2&3. One of only thirty films chosen for the festival, CUD is a short documentary film by Joe York which profiles of Georgia cattleman Will Harris. To learn more about the festival, […]

MDP Films to be featured at Ozark Foothills Film Festival

Earlier this year MDP¬† & our co-producers at the Southern Foodways Alliance were invited by the Ozark Foothills Film Festival to present four films at the festival, which runs from March 26-28 in Batesville, Arkansas. Here’s the write-up in the event from festival director Bob Pest: “New collaborators also include the UM Media & Documentary […]