Friday, April 19, 2024

A semi-regular food film series with an underground feel continues at 6 p.m. Monday with “Dinner Rush,” a behind-the-scenes look at a fancy New York restaurant.

It was released Sept. 12, 2001, so the chances you’ve heard of it are slim. But it stars Danny Aiello and is described this way by the folks at the Food at 24 Frames Per Second series:

A good movie about backstage life at a slick restaurant, Danny Aiello is authoritative in what might be a very good Runyonesque version of Bill Buford’s “Heat.”

The screening is introduced by Chris Myers, the restaurateur behind Myers+Chang, Radius and Via Matta.

Here comes the semi-underground aspect of the event: Seating is limited, and the screening is held at Harvard’s Adams Pool Theater on Bow Street in Harvard Square.

Usually the theater is only for those with Harvard ID. Festival ushers will be at the theater’s doors until 6: 15 p.m. to vouch for people arriving to see “Dinner Rush.”

The series itself is described as  “classic and obscure films about food … accompanied by appropriate refreshments when we can swing it.” A link to its Web site is here.