2018 Festival Film Pass

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Nomad Theater, Canyon Theater - Boulder Public Library,

Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus

Boulder, CO 80302

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The Flatirons Food Film Festival film pass enables the holder to attend all feature film programs as well as the Children and Family Food Traditions and Engage:Conversations with Food Nonprofits without first registering for the programs.

Following is information for all of the feature films.

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

BREWMASTER (documentary)

Brewmaster is a documentary that encapsulates the recent history of craft beer by following a NYC lawyer and homebrewer who wants to own a brewery and a beer educator studying to become a Master Cicerone. Set in the craft beer community, the film features successful brewers Sam Calagione, John and Jen Kimmich, Jim Koch, Garrett Oliver and Rob Tod as well as beer luminaries Charlie Papazian and Ray Daniels.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWRqOId3Ed8

Speakers: Ray Daniels, Founder and Global Director of the Cicerone Certification Program; Charlie Papazian, Founder of the Brewers Association; Betsy Lay, Head Brewer and Co-founder of Lady Justice Brewing; and Jonathan Shikes, Westword beer columnist.

Friday, Oct. 12, 7:00pm, Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)

CUBAN FOOD STORIES (documentary)

"Made with an archivist’s heart and a gourmand’s soul, mouth-watering, personal documentary Cuban Food Stories chronicles director Asori Soto’s road trip around the island of his birth, searching for the flavors of his youth and the stories behind the distinctive (and sometimes disappearing) tastes of regional cuisines." --Variety Magazine

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaJiZWZ2haI

Speaker: Malena Svarch, Executive Producer

Saturday, Oct. 13, Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)


Children and Family Food Traditions

Includes a children’s short animated food film about an expert cook who never receives proper credit until a dignatary notices and validates her fine skills, WHEN ROSES SING ON WHITE SNOW, and simple cooking lessons from families of Mexican, Japanese, and Italian heritage on a dish for each family that is part of their food traditions. In additional, Natural Grocers will teach children how to make healthy food, forming new family food traditions that include healthy food.


SOUFRA (documentary)

Soufra is the inspirational story of entrepreneur and refugee Mariam in Lebanon as she sets out to change her fate by launching a catering company and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands through an unrelenting belief in Mariam, and in each other.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zkr43diydQ


Engage: Conversations with Food Nonprofits

In this new program, representatives from the Conscious Alliance, Cooking Matters, Metro Caring, Noble Grain Alliance, and Sister Carmen Community Center food nonprofits will serve food representative of their organizations and speak individually to audience members before the program. The Festival will screen short food films that the non-profits has selected to represent their organization. Nonprofit speakers will address the audience and participate in a panel discussion.


Homage to Anthony Bourdain

The Homage to Anthony Bourdain will consist of:

--An international street food reception
--BABETTE'S FEAST screening (one of Bourdain's favorite food films)
--Interview of Laurie Woolever, Anthony Bourdain's close colleague and official biographer, and cinematographer Todd Liebler, who worked with Bourdain for 13 years, by Sara Brito, Co-Founder of the Good Food Media Network, publisher of the Good Food 100 Restaurants™.


1987 Oscar Award-winning drama of a lavish French feast that transforms the lives of austere Danish diners.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5w9skKcdnA

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


HOW WE GROW (documentary with panel discussion)

HOW WE GROW depicts young farmers on the Western Slope overcoming obstacles to grow food for their community with the help of established farmers and their community. It highlights the importance of supporting young farmers to ensure our healthy food future.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236346020

Speakers: Director Tomas Zuccareno, Woody Tasch of Slow Money, local young farmer Andy Breiter


The Unknown Connection between Pollinators and Meat Production: Brief talk and Q& A with Tim Brod of Highland Honeybees (precedes film)

EATING ANIMALS (documentary with panel discussion)

Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated and produced by Natalie Portman, EATING ANIMALS tells the story of the beginning of the end of factory farming. The film explores the notion of stepping away from the practices of the past 40 years that have polluted our environment, endangered our health, and caused us all to be complicit in the inhumane treatment of animals.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-z4Mpql6Ls&t=24s

Speakers: Alan Lewis of Natural Grocers, Jill Skokan of Black Cat Farm, Katie Bell Miller of Heritage Belle Farms, Paul Willis, Founder of Niman Ranch Pork Company

6:30pm Nomad Co-Housing Community Room (1460 Quince Ave., Boulder)

Closing night reception and cake tasting with Lucky's Bakehouse and Ramon Jose Culinary Creations.

7:30pm Nomad Playhouse (1410 Quince Ave., Boulder)


A Berlin baker has an affair with an Israeli businessman who then dies in a car accident. When the baker travels to Jerusalem to investigate his lover’s death, he starts working for the businessman’s café-owning widow using a fabricated identity.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBa3S_FzPQ

Speaker: Jim Davis Rosenthal, Denver writer, artist and teacher

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