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36. Gerry Dawes's Spain: An Insider's Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel

"My good friend Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans—and especially American food professionals—to my country's culinary life. . .” - - Chef-restaurateur-humanitarian José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019; Chef-partner of Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards, New York 2019


Spanish Cinema Now Festival at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center Dec. 4-20, 2009

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Spanish Cinema Now (From the Festival press release).
December 4-20, 2009

Saturday, December 12 

Three feature films, seven shorts, Spanish wines & cheeses ~ all for one affordable price: $30 (public)/$25 (senior)/$20 (member/student). Info & Tickets  

Spanish filmmakers know how to mine classic film genres in new and provocative ways--this year's catch is exceptional in that regard. See familiar faces and bright new stars light up the screen in the series that has brought us many of Spain's cinematic treasures including Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Special guests expected to appear during this season include: directors Jaume Balaguero ([Rec]2), Daniel Monzón

Cell 211), Daniel Sánchez Arevalo (Gordos) and actors Elena Anaya (Hierro), Unax Ugalde (The Good News), Antonio de la Torre (Gordos).

See every film in the series - at any screening that fits your schedule - for one affordable price with an All Access Pass: $99 public; $89 senior (62+); $79 member/student. Purchase the pass online or at the box office. Certain restrictions apply.

For more information about the films in the series click on the Read more... link. To purchase single screening tickets online click on the SHOWTIME under Buy Tickets.

Location and Directions: 

The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, upper level
between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

- Subways: 1 to 66th Street Lincoln Center
- Buses: M5 M7 M104
- More options available at nearby Columbus Circle.
- Walk west on 65th Street, look for the FILM banner on 65th Street. For access to the upper level use: the new public staircase on the north side of 65th St near the mid-block crossing, the elevator in the Juilliard School, the elevator or the escalator directly beneath the theater.


About Gerry Dawes

Gerry Dawes's Spain: An Insider's Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel

Gerry Dawes was awarded Spain's prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award) in 2003. He writes and speaks frequently on Spanish wine and gastronomy and leads gastronomy, wine and cultural tours to Spain. He was a finalist for the 2001 James Beard Foundation's Journalism Award for Best Magazine Writing on Wine, won The Cava Institute's First Prize for Journalism for his article on cava in 2004, was awarded the CineGourLand “Cinéfilos y Gourmets” (Cinephiles & Gourmets) prize in 2009 in Getxo (Vizcaya) and received the 2009 Association of Food Journalists Second Prize for Best Food Feature in a Magazine for his Food Arts article, a retrospective piece about Catalan star chef, Ferran Adrià.

In December, 2009, Dawes was awarded the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award in a profile written by José Andrés.

". . .That we were the first to introduce American readers to Ferran Adrià in 1997 and have ever since continued to bring you a blow-by-blow narrative of Spain's riveting ferment is chiefly due to our Spanish correspondent, Gerry "Mr. Spain" Dawes, the messianic wine and food journalist raised in Southern Illinois and possessor of a self-accumulated doctorate in the Spanish table. Gerry once again brings us up to the very minute. . ." - - Michael & Ariane Batterberry, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher and Founding Editor/Publisher, Food Arts, October 2009. 

Mr. Dawes is currently working on a reality television series 
on wine, gastronomy, culture and travel in Spain.

Experience Spain With Gerry Dawes: Culinary Trips to Spain & Travel Consulting on Spain

Gerry Dawes can be reached at; Alternate e-mail (use only if your e-mail to AOL is rejected):

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