The Newport Beach Film Festival is beginning today and there's actually a movie on the schedule about Mexican food. The film entitled Eating Levi is, "The story of Levi Oliver, the first officially sanctioned World Tamale Eating Champion and his quest to defend his title. The film explores Levi’s hunger for fame and his desire to be successful in the quirky sub-culture of competitive eating. The film features top-ranked eaters like Tim 'Eater X' Janus, Crazy Legs Conti and Badlands Booker and others as they guide Levi's journey to find fame and fortune in their self-proclaimed sport. Will Levi defend his title?" The movie screens Tuesday, April 29, at 12:30pm at the Edwards Island theater.
And blog favorite Taleo Mexican Grill is one of the festival's participating restaurants.