Have you ever attended a food film and found yourself wanting to go out for a bite or drink after the movie? This is a group for Flatirons Food Film Festival patrons who want eat, drink, and talk about the movie after the lights go back on.
Founded in 2012, the Flatirons Food Film Festival ( http://www.flatironsfoodfilmfest.org ) is an annual extended weekend film festival that is devoted to food culture and the films that reflect it. Its films are diverse with US and international documentaries and fictional films. The subject matter is also wide-ranging with films that resonate with foodies to politically-oriented documentaries and everything in between. The common thread is food.
A expert speaker, who introduces each film, and a short film precede every feature-length film. There are also panel discussions, film-related culinary events, visiting speakers, and after parties and other opportunities for socializing. Visiting speakers have included the fermented food expert Sandor Katz, Chef Andy Ricker of the Portland and New York City Pok Pok restaurants, and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold of the LA Times as well as film directors.
The 2017 Flatirons Food Film will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 1st (Wed. through Sun.).
Co-Presented by the College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado at Boulder
Location: Room 150, Eaton Humanities Building
MODIFIED is a documentary that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the ongoing struggle to label GMOs, exposing the cozy relationship between the biotech industry and governments.
MODIFIED is the winner of 14 awards, including the 2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media award for best documentary.
A panel discussion will follow the film.
Note: WHILE THIS IS A FREE EVENT, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Tickets are available online at https://tinyurl.com/FFFF19-GMOs or at the door. Meetup RSVPs are not sufficient to reserve your space.
Sponsors: Department of Media Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies Program