Directed by Jonathan Schell
1994 / A Schell Brothers Production (independent)
VHS Video in Original Clamshell Case
35 minute runtime
Rare independent documentary profile of the artistry, struggles, and humor of the waiter-artists who worked for Glorious Food, a high-end New York City catering company — and winner of the 1995 Student Academy Award for best experimental film, as well as seven other 1995 film festival awards.
Notable for featuring early performances by the original Blue Man Group (Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman) at the Astor Place Theatre in New York before they achieved widespread fame — they worked as waiters for Glorious Food from 1985 to 1991.
Also features segments profiling other staffers struggling to make it in New York:
Paul Smith - Pinhole Photographer
Quinn Lemley - Actress
Karl Kundinger - Concert Pianist
Werner Hoeflich - Painter
Bradley Glenn - Performance Artist
Jonathan Schell artfully presents the Glorious Food staff as they plan, set up, and serve at fabulously lavish gala events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, and elsewhere, with innovatively edited footage set to a beautifully scored orchestral soundtrack.
This film was also awarded:
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1995
Special Jury Award
Aspen Shortsfest 1995
Cracow Film Festival 1995
Florida Film Festival 1995
SXSW Film Festival 1995
SXSW Competition Award - Documentary
WorldFest Charleston 1995
WorldFest Houston 1995
A very difficult to find piece of Blue Man Group memorabilia and a worthy addition to even the most advanced collection of Academy Award winning video.