Daily Camera: Flatirons Food Film Festival feasts on culinary stories
“Additional Colorado content will include a series of shorts, preceding many festival features, produced by the James Beard Award-winning Perennial Plate team. Subjects range from trout fishing on the Gunnison River to wild food harvesting in the San Juan Mountains. Another short, screening on opening night, will detail the partial recovery from a catastrophic stroke by Empire Lounge and Pizzeria da Lupo chef Jim Cohen.” Read article by Daily Camera
Film recounts how Jeremiah Tower became first celebrity chef
“That movie, “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” screens at the Flatirons Food Film Festival on Sept. 30th. Tower, credited with inventing California cuisine and being the first modern celebrity chef, rose to fame at Berkeley’s seminal Chez Panisse before opening his own celebrated restaurant, Stars. He will introduce the film and participate in a post-screening interview during the festival. “It wouldn’t have been as interesting if I had written it,” he says of the documentary. “It tells the story very well.”” Read article by Daily Camera
Dining Out: 5 Reasons Not To Miss The Flatirons Food Film Festival
“The 5th annual Boulder event merges cinema and cuisine
Between September 27 through October 1, the 5th annual Flatirons Food Film Festival brings a multi-day feast of culinary events combined with the best of culinary cinema to Boulder. Film screenings, expert speakers, discussions, and food and beverage events are all part of the line-up. Among the myriad offerings, here are DiningOut’s top five don’t miss events.” Read article by Dining Out
Westword: Denver’s Best Food and Drink Events
“Boulder’s Flatirons Food Film Festival is turning five this year; in its relatively short history, it has built a following based on movies packed with images of cameras slowly panning over gorgeously plated food and earnest chef interviews — in short, food porn. This year’s lineup doesn’t disappoint.” Read article by Westword
Travel Boulder: All About the Flatirons Food Film Festival
“Boulder has been named “America’s Foodiest Town.” And also one of the most creative and artistic cities in the nation. Put those two together and, logically, you get a film festival that centers around food. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Boulder’s annual Flatirons Food Film Festival. The event showcases all kinds of films — documentaries, shorts, animations, from around the world — all about food. Topics range from political issues to the pleasure of cooking, eating and drinking. It also partners with local restaurants and chefs to cater special events and organizes educational and exciting programs.” Read article by Travel Boulder
The Flatirons Food Film Festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary on September 27-October 1 in Boulder. Most films and events will take place in downtown Boulder, allowing festival participants to walk from films to downtown Boulder hot spots and festival events. The majority of film screenings will be located at the Canyon Theater of the Boulder Public Library, Main Branch.
The festival will also screen its opening night film at the Rayback Collective and end at the International Film Series at Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus.
For this milestone year, the Flatirons Food Film Festival will present several documentaries about food trail blazers: iconic cookbook author, television celebrity, and teacher James Beard; celebrated writer, farmer, activist, and rural prophet Wendell Berry; and chef Jeremiah Tower, one of the first celebrity chefs, who disappeared from the culinary scene at the height of his powers only to re-emerge decades later at New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green.
The Festival is also going to treat its audience to a series of some of the most beloved and pleasurable classic food films in the canon of food films: Ratatouille, Big Night, Eat Drink Man Woman.