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Eat Free Swedish Food While Watching a Movie at the Seaport

 A series of international films will be shown outdoors at the South Street Seaport.
A series of international films will be shown outdoors at the South Street Seaport.
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Watch a Swedish movie while munching on some free Swedish snacks at the South Street Seaport's International Food & Film Festival, kicking off Thursday evening.

The event will feature the comedy "Cockpit," about a pilot who loses his job and then impersonates a woman to get hired by another airline, and the first 300 attendees will get a little Swedish snack box.

One option will feature gravlax with mustard sauce, a crostini with wasabi roe and three types of herring with Jarlsberg cheese on toast. The other snack box will contain white bean hummus with root vegetable crisps, black olive quiche and elderberry-infused slaw with dried blueberries.

The food comes from Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Company, a purveyor with two market locations in Manhattan.

The free bites will be given out starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at an outdoor tent at 12 Fulton St., right by the movie screen. The film will start right after sundown.

The movie series will show three more international films through Aug. 21, each paired with snacks from the film's country of origin.

Mexican film "Nosotros Los Nobles" will be shown on July 31, Taiwanese movie "Au Revoir Taipei" on Aug. 14 and French movie "Amelie" on Aug. 21.

The festival is sponsored by See/Change, Seaport developer's Howard Hughes Corporation's programming to bring visitors to the Sandy-devastated neighborhood.

See/Change is also hosting a series of free family movies throughout the summer, as well as concerts.