Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 

Pre-party, Socializing, 6:30pm
 Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder (***Instructions for Parking)
The event will be held indoors because of weather.
Celebrate with us on the opening night of our fifth Flatirons Food Film Festival. We will provide hors d’oeuvres from James Beard recipes. You take advantage of the Rayback Collective’s bounty to procure drinks and sustenance from the food trucks. Put it all together, and let’s mingle!

James Beard: America’s First Foodie screening, 7:30pm, ($9-$10)
 Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder (***Instructions for Parking)
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Speakers: Beth Federici, Izabela Wojcik
This film is a documentary that chronicles a century of food through the story of James Beard, the iconic cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher. Beard’s pioneering work included championing local food and sustainability, starting New York City’s meals on wheels, and bringing national awareness to what good food can be and its importance in our lives. A panel discussion after the film will include Beth Federici and Izabela Wojcik.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 

Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry screening, 7:30 pm
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

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Speakers: Dave Carter, Kayann Short, Philip Taylor
This film is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of the renowned writer, farmer, and activist, Wendell Berry. Dave Carter will introduce this film and participate on a panel discussion with Kayann Short and Philip Taylor after the film.

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A Journey through the People’s Republic of Fermentation screening, 7:30 pm ($9-$10)
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
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Speaker: Mara King
This film is a series of short films that follow renown fermented food author Sandor Katz and Mara King, co-founder of Ozuke in Southwest China. On their travel, they eat lots of amazing things, cook with locals, and learn as much as they can about the fermentation traditions of the region. Mara King will introduce the film series and conduct a demo and tasting.

Discussion and Socializing: 10pm to 12am
 License No. 1, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder
Join us for a late-night discussion and socializing with Mara King of Ozuke after our screening of A Journey to the People’s Republic of Fermentation. All patrons will be responsible for their own food and drink.

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 

All films at the Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library

Children’s Farmers Market Walk and Cooking Demo, 9 to 10am ($8)
 Boulder Farmers Market, 13th St, Boulder
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In the spirit of Ratatouille, the animated classic about a rat who wants to become a chef, our children’s program has to do with teaching children about farm fresh ingredients and how to cook. In conjunction with the Boulder County Farmers Market and Seeds Library Cafe, this brief class involves a farmers market walk to learn about ingredients and a cooking demo and tasting. Chef Matt Collier of Seeds Library Cafe will lead the class. The class will meet at the Boulder Farmers Market information tent. It will immediately precede our free screening of Ratatouille at the Boulder Public Library.

Ratatouille screening, 10:30am (Free but registration required)
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Free but registration required
Speaker: Jorge de la Torre
Pixar animated classic about a Parisian rat who wants to become a chef. Part of the 5th-anniversary classic food film series. An animated comedy about a rat that wants to be a chef, and allies himself with a kitchen worker at a famous Parisian restaurant. This film will be introduced by Jorge de la Torre.

What’s for Dinner, Mom? screening, 1pm
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
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Speaker: Edwin Zoe
In this Japanese drama, two sisters return to their old family home which is set to be torn down. There, Tae Hitoto discovers a box containing recipes and letters written by her mother, who was a passionate cook and died 20 years ago. Her mother moved to Taiwan, married a Taiwanese man, and learned how to cook Taiwanese food. After her husband’s death, she endured a battle with cancer. Tae Hitoto decides to travel to Taiwan to trace her mother’s past and reminisce about the Taiwanese food that she made. This film will be introduced by Edwin Zoe.

Sour Grapes screening, 4pm
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
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Speaker: Corie Brown
With pockets full of cash, charisma and a preternatural memory for vintages, an unassuming young Rudy Kurniawan earned the reputation of a wine savant, surrounding himself with some of high society’s most fervent wine connoisseurs. Little did they know that he was pulling one of the most ingenious wine cons of our time. Corie Brown will introduce Sour Grapes and participate in a Q&A session after the film.

Sparkling wine reception for Chef Jeremiah Tower at 6:15pm after the Sour Grapes screening for Sour Grapes and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent ticket holders (must be 21 and over)

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent screening, 7:15pm
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
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Speakers: Amanda Faison, Jeremiah Tower
Our evening with Chef Jeremiah Tower consists of an appearance by the James Beard Award-winning chef along with a screening of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, a documentary that examines his life and influence on American cuisine. We will also screen a short film, A Fishing Trip on the Gunnison, before the feature film. Tower will introduce the film. After the screening, Amanda Faison, the former 5280 Magazine food editor, will interview him and he will participate in a Q&A session.

After Party, 10pm to 12 am
 License No. 1, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder
Join us for late-night merriment with Chef Jeremiah Tower after our screening of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. All patrons will be responsible for their own food and drink.

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

All films with the International Film Series at Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder

Big Night by Day: Via Perla Luncheon, 11:30am-1pm ($26; optional wine pairings, $15)
 Via Perla, 901 Pearl St, Boulder
Buy Tickets $26 with $15 optional wine pairings
Speaker: Antonio Laudisio
Immediately before our screening of Big Night, discover for yourself the cuisine depicted in the film by attending the “Big Night by Day: Via Perla Luncheon” mid-day repast. The meal, which will be served family-style, will include the timpano dish, which is the pièce de resistance of the feast that is featured in the film. Boulder Italian food legend Antonio Laudisio will speak.

Big Night screening, 1:30 pm ($9-$10)
 Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder, 1905 Colorado Ave, Boulder
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SpeakerFrank Bonanno
This film is a drama about two Italian brothers who run a failing authentic Italian restaurant in 1950’s New Jersey and bank on saving their restaurant during one big night. This film will be introduced by Frank Bonanno.

Eat Drink Man Woman screening, 4pm ($9-$10)
 Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder, 1905 Colorado Ave, Boulder
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Speaker: Allen Lim
This Taiwanese comedy about a widowed master chef who lives with his three unmarried adult daughters in Taipei. One of director Ang Lee’s first films, it’s a vital part of any cinematic collection. This film will be introduced by Allen Lim.

 


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