Dinner parties are fun, but sometimes you have to listen to people complain about their boring job or aren’t able to find a common topic. This is why we propose you do something different for the next time you’re hosting: pair your dishes with films, some short, some feature, some fun, and some sad, but all remarkable in their observations and all close to the subject of food. You will have a delightful evening and a lot to talk about with the guests, and your eyes will open to the complexities of the politics implied in the food you eat. But most importantly, these films, while different, all put forward the idea of nourishment as a social event. Food is joy; food is community; food comes with friendship, and sometimes with loss. But most importantly, food is something that we all need and can share.