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Director Jonathan Demme
Year 1991
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn
Run Time 118min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

It's a tale as old as time: A rookie FBI agent is tasked with tracking down a serial killer who skins his victims and the best way she can find said peeler-of-humans is to forge an unholy alliance with another incarcerated serial killer who is dangerously charismatic and an unrepentant cannibal. 

Seriously though, there is nothing old or rote about director Jonathan Demme's masterful horror thriller. It stormed the box office in 1991 and rightfully made a clean sweep at the Academy Awards that year, picking up Oscars for Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay and Director -- one of only three films to ever manage such a coup.

It also features the most bone-chilling line about chianti ever uttered in the history of cinema. Naturally, it was a perfect candidate to be celebrated as the second entry into our Alamo Signature Wine collection.

Only available throughout 2013, "The Cannibal Chianti" and "Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio" will debut at this exclusive feast screening featuring a tantalizing five-course menu inspired by the film. So, bring an old friend for dinner and let's indulge together…

(Plus, rumor has it, there will be ultra-limited edition sets available that come paired with special treats, like say, fava beans and lotion.)

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