Festival Film Program


Wed, Sep 27 Opening Night!
Rayback Collective (INDOORS) | 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder ***Parking
Pre-party, 6:30 pm
James Beard: America’s First Foodie, 7:30 pm


Thu, Sep 28
Boulder Public Library | 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, 7:30 pm


Fri, Sep 29
Boulder Public Library | 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
A Journey through the People’s Republic of Fermentation, 7:30 pm
Followed by Discussion, 10 pm, License No.1, Hotel Boulderado | 2115 13th Street, Boulder


Sat, Sep 30
Boulder Farmers Market | 13th St, Boulder
Children’s Farmers Market Walk and Cooking Demo, 9 am


Boulder Public Library | 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Ratatouille (free show!), 10:30 am
What’s for Dinner, Mom?, 1 pm
Sour Grapes, 4 pm
Sparkling Wine Reception, 6:15 pm
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, 6:30 pm


Sun, Oct 1
Via Perla | 901 Pearl St, Boulder
Big Night by Day: Via Perla Luncheon, 11:30 am


Muenzinger Auditorium | CU-Boulder Campus | 1905 Colorado Ave, Boulder

Big Night, 1:30 pm
Eat Drink Man Woman, 4 pm


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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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Fifth Year Anniversary Festival!

Flatirons Food Film Festival is proud to announce its 5th Year Anniversary Festival this September! We’re thrilled to be back again this year, for more fantastic food and film pairings! The 2017 Flatirons Food Film Festival will screen eight films, a film series, and several short films over the course of several days. There will be events for all ages and movie lovers!
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Wednesday, September 27 – Sunday, October 1, 2017

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.

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Flatirons Food Film Festival Schedule, Film, and Food Details!
See the Films page for detailed information about the FFFF 2017 films.
See the Events page for details about FFFF 2017 events.
See the Tickets page for details about film and event ticketing information.
Click to download the 2017 Festival Program Booklet as a 2 MB PDF file.

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