(FOODIE screens tonight at Motorco, 7 p.m.)
Let’s be real. Many of us have thought about that hypothetical moment of tragedy where, one day, after a freak accident—being caught in an avalanche or getting lost at sea—we find ourselves in a disgusting predicament: Do I eat the dead guy next to me to survive?
Foodie, a new short film written by Durham resident Eryk Pruitt, bypasses the idea of cannibalism as an uneasy survival tactic. Instead, the 29-minute dark comedy-horror flick explores an obsessive, underground sect of foodies who dine on humans in the most gourmet and trendy of manners.
Pruitt launched his food career as a pizza-delivery driver to earn money for college. Now his repertoire includes years of experience as the general manager of Blu Seafood in Durham; he currently manages Sitti in Raleigh. He carried on a sarcastic, twisted conversation about cannibalism and barbecue while eating a schnitzel sandwich at Capital Club 16.