Scarf Face



77 mins
SCARF FACE explores the world of competitive eating and the untold story behind the epic rivalry between America’s Joey Chestnut and Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi. Organized for decades by George Shea’s Major League Eating corporation, the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest at Coney Island has become the preeminent event for eaters worldwide – the start of their “fiscal eating” year – but not without its share of disturbing controversy and perilous dangers to the human body.

The film follows various eaters at different career-levels over the course of 6 years – including Miki Sudo, Molly Schuyler, and Juan Morebite – as they discuss the sport, their lives, traditions, superstitions and health concerns, explaining how they ended up as contenders in this bizarre subculture.


Joseph Ruzer and Sean Slater


Carin Gilfry, Joseph Ruzer, Sean Slater


Takeru Kobayashi, Joey Chestnut, George Shea


English, English CC