Dosa Hunt film was shot in part in Flushing and Jackson Heights

In our Wednesday QNYC Evening Edition, we included a trailer to Dosa Hunt. Here it is again:


The movie is billed as, “The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!” More info:

DOSA HUNT is an independent short documentary featuring Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij; Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri & Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu; Yeasayer‘s Anand Wilder; Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo; jazz pianist Vijay Iyer; and Stereogum’s Executive Editor Amrit Singh  – a group of music-world friends on a quest for their hometown’s best dosa. The traditional South Indian crepe is delicious enough to make a movie about, though our heroes’ journey doubles as an exploration of the shared and respective cultures of a vibrant group of NYC artists in the wilds of their city. DOSA HUNT is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America’s immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food.

While viewing the trailer, we definitely spied locations in Queens – Dosa Hutt in Flushing (the Ganesh Hindu Temple is just next door, and also home to great dosas) (GMAP) and Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights (GMAP). On the Dosa Hunt tumblr, it’s stated, “Set in Manhattan, Queens, and a van decorated like an Indian disco.”

You will have a chance to see this documentary soon. It’s premiering and having its first run at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, on Friday 10/5, Saturday 10/6, and Monday 10/8. And not only will you get to see this fun film, but there’s food and drink involved (hello, complimentary dosas). More info can be found on the Nitehawk site.


We look forward to the time it’s screened in Queens, home of awesome dosas.