Food not only provides nourishment and comfort, it also has the power to bring people together. Whether it’s a group of refugee women overcoming barriers in war-torn countries or a family sitting down at the dinner table and celebrating traditions, Flatirons Food Film Festival is here to showcase this power through education, inspiration, and entertainment. Be sure to feast your eyes and taste buds when the 6th annual festival comes to Boulder venues Oct. 11-14. Here are a few events to look forward to:
- Take a tour of Cure Organic Farm to learn how they humanely raise livestock before sitting down for a panel discussion and screening of Eating Animals (2017), a documentary based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, which explores the consequences of factory farming. $7 per person for tour; $13 per person for screening ($12 student/senior)
- The ‘Children and Family Food Traditions’ event allows you and your family to share and exchange cultural food traditions and recipes with other local families. Free with registration
- Sit down for the screening of Soufra (2017), a thought-provoking documentary about a refugee in Lebanon who starts a catering company and expands to a food truck business with fellow refugee women. $13 per person ($12 student/senior)
- Honor the late Anthony Bourdain with the festival’s homage, including an international street food reception, screening of his favorite film, Babette’s Feast (1987), and interview of his official biographer and close colleague. $20 per person
- Explore Cuba’s food and culture during a screening of Cuban Food Stories (2018), a documentary that follows director Asori Soto on his quest to find the missing flavors from his childhood. $13 per person ($12 student/senior)
- Celebrate the final event of the festival with some cake and sparkling wine at the closing reception before screening the award-winning and heartwarming drama, The Cakemaker (2017). $15 per person
Buy the Festival Film Pass for $75, which enables you to attend all feature film presentations and free events without registration. See the full festival program here.