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2019 Festival Film Pass

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 20:30

Canyon Theater - Boulder Public Library, eTown,
Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus

West Africa Cooks are listing this event called 2019 Festival Film Pass on 2019-10-10 19:30:00

The Flatirons Food Film Festival film pass enables the holder to attend all feature film programs as well as Small Bites: Short Films for Food People and Film-making for Kids without first registering for the programs.

Also included are reserved seating and entrance into theaters without checking in first.

Following is information for all of the feature films.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30pm, Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

Opening Night: The Migrant Kitchen (documentaries)

The Emmy Award-winning series The Migrant Kitchen delves into the culinary contributions of immigrants and gastronomic cross-cultural pollination. During this program, we will screen the Omotenashi and The Jewish Deli episodes of The Migrant Kitchen series. In between the films, there will be an intermission with tastes of Japanese and Jewish deli food.

Speakers: TBD

Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30pm, Boulder Public Library  (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

SOMM 3 (documentary)

In the third film of the SOMM documentary series about the beauty, history, and personal experience of wine, three of the greatest legends in wine (Jancis Robinson, Steven Spurrier, and Fred Dame) meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather in New York City to determine if the world’s top pinot noir wines can match the greatest Burgundies of France.


Moderator: Raymond Snead
Speakers: Dustin Wilson, Bobby Stuckey, Sabato Sagaria

Note: A reception at 6:30pm will precede the screening.

Silver Spoon sponsors: Big Red F Restaurant Group, Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro, Bramble and Hare, Boulder Brands, Colorado Office of Film Television Media, Cured, Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, Erie Coffee Roasters, eTown, Growers Organic, Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, Highland City Club, Highland Honey, Local Table Tours, Pack A Fork, Reel Kids, ROOT Marketing and Public Relations, Sanitas Brewing Company, Savory Spice Shop - Boulder, Snarf's Sandwiches

Media sponsor: Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call

Sponsors: Allegro Coffee Company, Blue Dragon Films, Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder County Farmers Market, Burnham Law, Eco-Products, First Bite Boulder, Harlequin's Gardens, International Film Series, First Western Trust Mortgage, R Gallery, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Settembre Cellars, Slow Food Boulder County, Spruce Confections, and Yelp

Foundations and grant organizations: Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder County Arts Alliance, Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, George Lichter Family Foundation

Saturday, Oct. 12, Boulder Public Library  (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

Unless other noted, all programs on this date will take place at the Boulder Public library.


Film-making for Kids

Film-making for Kids will demonstrate that creating films about food isn’t only for adults. Reel Kids will provide short food films created by their students. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a film-making workshop with Reel Kids faculty and teen leaders. Participants should bring a cell phone.

Speakers: Peter Garland, Jocelyn Leroux, Kelly Mcallister of Reel Kids

Note: This program is open to kids of all ages. No charge but registration is required.

12:30pm, eTown Hall (1535 Spruce St., Boulder)

Small Bites: Short Films for Food People (narrative and documentary)

Small Bites: Short Films for Food People is a program of short films that will include our Colorado Student Film Contest winning films, several other captivating short films, and El Jardin, an episode in the Emmy Award-winning The Migrant Kitchen series from KCET that profiles visiting speaker Chef Claudette Zepeda.

Speakers: Aabriti Shrestha, Andrew Calabrese, Claudette Zepeda, Crystal Polis, Madison Santamaria, Sophia Schelle


TAZZEKA (drama)

Growing up in a remote Moroccan village, Elias learns traditional Moroccan cooking from his grandmother, and cooking becomes the great passion of his life. Chance encounters with a top French chef and a beautiful Parisian woman inspire him to move to Paris to become a haute cuisine chef; the road is difficult and he must rely on friendship, love of his craft, and bold risk-taking to make his dream come true.


Speaker: TBD


Cook Off (romantic comedy)

An African romantic comedy, Cook Off follows the journey of Anesu, a down-on-her-luck single mother who becomes a national sensation after she qualifies for Zimbabwe’s top reality TV cooking show, but then finds herself out of her depth competing against professional chefs.

Speaker: Professor Douglas Mpondi


Tribute to Diana Kennedy with NOTHING FANCY: DIANA KENNEDY Screening

Featuring a Mexican feast with an assortment of bites of regional Mexican food, a film about Diana Kennedy (often called the Julia Child of Mexico), and an interview of Top Chef Denver competitor and James Beard semi-finalist Chef Claudette Zepeda, formerly of San Diego restaurant El Jardin, by former Eater Denver editor Andra Zeppelin, our tribute to Diana Kennedy is a must-see about a culinary legend.

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy is an intimate, candid view into the curious world of 96-year-old cookbook author, two-time James Beard Award winner, and British expatriate Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s academic expert on Mexican cuisine.


Speakers: Andra Zeppelin, Claudette Zepeda

Sunday, Oct. 14, Muenzinger Auditorium with the International Film Series, CU-Boulder campus (unless otherwise noted)


THE POLLINATORS (documentary with panel discussion)

Every year, migratory beekeepers transport tens of billions of bees from coast to coast in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the pollination of our crops and feeding of America. The Pollinators takes us along on this epic journey, stopping along the way to talk to farmers, scientists, chefs, and academics who describe the numerous modern threats to bees, what their loss means to our food security, and how we can tackle the problem.


Moderator: Tim Brod
Speakers: Rella Abernathy, Sue Anderson, Tom Theobald

THE LITTLE BIGGEST FARM (documentary with discussion)

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with Nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters discover a biodiverse strategy that creates beauty as well as solutions, completely transforming their farm through regenerative agricultural practices.


Speakers: Eric Skokan, Jill Skokan

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