Food has often served as a focalpoint of culture and community in film. Families warmly meet around the dinner table while lovers indulge in opulent feasts. Home cooked meals can evoke comfort, tradition, and sociality but its very absence can point to its commodification and politicization. The richness of food and drink on film asks us to think more closely about its primacy. It asks us to question how lives are shaped by its ubiquity, otherwise taken for granted.