Flatirons Food Film Festival Benefit

The Flatirons Food Film Festival is throwing a benefit. Help us bring at least one festival film directors and James Beard Award-winning chef Andy Ricker of the Pok Pok restaurant empire, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, to Boulder. Sandor Katz, author of fermentation classics, “Wild Fermentation” and “The Art of Fermentation,” will also attend the festival on its opening night, Monday, October 19.

Chef Ricker will attend the festival in support of Farang, a documentary about himself. Ricker, who has appeared on Anthony Boudain’s two television series, No Reservations and Parts Unknown, will introduce the film, which will screen on Friday, Oct. 23, and participate in a Q&A session.

The Festival is also going to host filmmaker Helen De Michiel, co-creator of the short documentary series on the Berkeley School Lunch Initiative, Lunch, Love, Community.

Help us put together an even more fabulous festival. Spread the word about the benefit.

Many thanks to Blackbelly Market, BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats, Cocktail Punk, Cured, Fior di Latte, Food Lab, Frasca Food and Wine, JJ’s Sweets, Kim and Jake’s Cakes, Modmarket, Robin’s Chocolates, Savory Spice Shop Boulder, Settembre Cellars, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Tundra Restaurant Supply, West End Tavern, and Wonder Press Juice Bar for their support.


In The News!
Great articles by Mark Antonation of Denver Westword and Carol Maybach of 5280 Magazine on the festival benefit (Tuesday, August 4th) and the festival. We’re on top of the world. Party with the festival. Read the Westword article and 5280 Magazine article. Buy your ticket to the fundraiser!


Flatirons Food Film Festival 2015 offers a cornucopia filled with films about food.


  • East Side Sushi
    A dramedy about a single-mother Latina who learns to love sushi and is determined to become a sushi chef despite cultural and gender discrimination.

  • Farang
    A documentary about celebrated chef Andy Ricker, who is so passionate about the authenticity of the Northeastern Thai food served in his Pok Pok restaurants that he regularly travels to Thailand to renew his palate and glean recipes from open market grandmothers.

  • The Search for General Tso
    A documentary that explores Chinese-American food, assimilation, and cultural heritage through an inquiry into the origins of General Tso’s chicken.

  • Deli Man
    This documentary explores famous delicatessens past and present, using the story of third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber to pull together a history of Jewish culture, cuisine, and immigrant experience. Includes Jerry Stiller, Larry King, and Fyvush Finkel.

  • Inhabit
    A documentary about permaculture, a system of agricultural and social design principles that works by following the patterns and features of natural ecosystems.

  • Lunch Love Community
    Selected films from a suite of short films that cover how parents, educators, public health advocates, and food system reformers in Berkeley, California worked together to change the way children learn about food, nutrition, and gardening as well as provide healthy and nutritious meals from-scratch to public school students.

Additional films to be revealed soon.

Paired with these films will be events intended to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of the films, such as a tasting tour of downtown Boulder sushi restaurants led by Local Table Tours. We will add film and event information as it becomes available.

Check back for updates.


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