Flatirons Food Film Festival

Flatirons Food Film Festival

Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at 6:30pm


The Flatirons Food Film Festival is an annual multi-day feast celebrating exceptional culinary cinema. The events take place in Boulder, Colorado, a city known as the epicenter of the natural foods industry and locus of the American craft brewing renaissance. The festival includes film showings, expert speakers, discussions, and food and beverage-related events.

6:30pm: Short Films: Keepers of Black American Food Culture - $12
Introduction by Food Writer, Attorney, and Certified Barbecue Judge Adrian Miller

Keepers of Black American Food Culture is a selection of short films from the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). Based out of the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, SFA serves as progressive and inclusive catalysts for the greater South, documenting and studying important vessels of diverse food cultures in the form of films and podcasts to student projects.

The film series features stories that celebrate the great feasts and flavors of seven Black American culinary personalities. The seven films shine as examples of the hard work put forth in both preserving and inspiring Black American food culture. After the films, Adrian Miller, subject of Table of Ideas, will discuss the collection with Filmmaker Joe York, who directed many of the films.

6:30pm: Program begins/ Introduction
6:40pm: Short films
7:20-7:50pm: Live Discussion with Q&A

Soul of the Kitchen
Full Circle: The Ballad of Rodnye and Roscoe
Food Work
Table of Ideas
Mashama Bailey Takes The Bus Station
Dora Charles Puts Her Foot in It
A Spoken Dish: Ode to Gumbo
Keepers of Black American Food Culture Live Discussion

8:00pm: Local Restaurants and the Pandemic
As with the rest of the country, the roller coaster dips of the Colorado response to combating COVID-19 have hit independent restaurants particularly hard. Because of pandemic restrictions, restaurants have made a small fraction of what they took in before the pandemic. Our restaurant industry speakers will talk about pivots that Colorado restaurants have taken to survive, what we can do to save our restaurants on the local and national levels, and the prognosis for the future. Speakers include Caroline Glover of Annette, Dana Query of The Big Red F Restaurant Group, Jimmy Seidel of Snarf'€™s Sandwiches, and Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food and Wine.

8:00pm: Program begins: Introduction

8:10pm: Live Discussion with Q&A

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