West Orange, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 6, 2006
The highly acclaimed film "Monet's Palate TM - A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny" - a film by Aileen Bordman with Meryl Streep, Daniel Boulud, Alice Waters, Anne Willan, Joachim Pissarro, Steve Wynn and, of course, Claude Monet, to name a few, just received The Directors Citation, Honorable Mention, from the prestigious Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film Festival today.
The Black Maria is recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films (documentary, animation, and live action) and was awarded the New Jersey Governor's Award for Excellence in 2002 and the New Jersey State Council of the Arts Certificate of Excellence in 2004. Monet's Palate looks at the Palate to Palette TM connection between great artists and great chefs as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. The film is out on DVD and available through the films website http://www.monestpalate.com and at AMAZON.COM as well as wonderful Museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Carnegies Museum, The Norton Museum, The Kimball Museum to name a few. Additionally, the film Monet's Palate - A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny is being utlized to support Organization Claude Monet.
http://www.CLAUDEMONET.ORG is the Official Site for Organization Claude Monet and was formed to inspire, support and bring together all those interested in the many worlds of Claude Monet. Do you love Monet's art, art in general, gardens and gardening, travel, fine cuisine, beautiful flowers, champagne, chocolate, wine, delicious cheese and beautiful homes? Then you are walking in the steps of Claude Monet and reawakeing many of his passions. Monet created his home and Gardens in Giverny as an oasis for all the wonderful things life has to offer. He chose Normandy, where he was born to settle and create his special world. As he dined on the wonderful Camembert cheese of Normandy and sipped his favorite champagne or Calvados, when the right light effect was present, nothing would stop him from running to his canvases and capturing the effect. That is what Impressionism is all about, the light effect. This site allows you to experience the totality of the life of Claude Monet.
The film "Monet's Palate - A Gastronomic View fro the Gardens of Giverny" has been screened at The Boston International Film Festival, The New Jersey International Film Festival, The Napa Valley Film Festival, COPIA: The American Institute for Wine, Food and Art started by Francis Ford Coppola and Julia Child and is headed to the Cannes Film Festival April 2006.
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