An Afternoon of Artisanal and Local Food Short Films

Saturday, October 24, 4pm
Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, Main Branch
1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free program
Short films: Forager, The Bee Keeper, Britt’s Pickles, Amuri: Sacred Flavors of Sicily
Sponsored by the Boulder County Farmers Market

Elaine Sheldon (Filmmaker)
US, 2015, English, Color, 8 minutes

Forager is a documentary that explores the relationship of artist Tiffany Noé to urban foraging in Miami, a place that not many see as a food-centric location. Not only is she an artist and forager, Noé is also an urban farmer, CSA owner, garden installer, and author who has inspired others to forage, including a group of eighth graders who started a foraging club. She sees foraging as participating in an American tradition.

The Bee Keeper
Spencer Sarson (Filmmaker)
Boulder, 2015, English, Color, 8 minutes
Introduction by Tim Brod of Highland Honeybees

In The Bee Keeper, Boulder bee keeper Tim Brod shares his passion for bee keeping and artisanal and local honey production  in his relationship with Boulder Farmers Market patrons as a vendor. We also see the relationship of the bees to the environment.

Britt’s Pickles
Tia White (Filmmaker)
US, 2015, English, Color, 7 minutes
Introduction by Britt Eustis of Britt’s Pickles

Britt’s Pickles is a documentary that focuses on the practices of Britt’s Pickles and the philosophy of the company’s founder and owner, Britt Eustis. After a career working at large natural food companies, Eustis started the fermented pickles business using traditional methods. He is convinced of the health benefits of fermented foods and is committed to improving people’s diets and good health while producing a delicious product.

Amuri: The Sacred Flavors of Sicily
Giacomo Costa (Director), Fabrizia Lanza, Chiara Pelizzoni (Writers), Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School (Producer)
Italy, 2014, Italian, Color, 37 minutes
Introduction by Fabrizia Lanza of the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School and Peggy Markel of Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures

An introduction by Peggy Markel of Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures precedes Amuri: Sacred Flavors of Sicily, a documentary that illuminates the little-known world of the traditional artisan foods made to celebrate local Sicilian religious festivals. The film features the vibrant cuisine of five festivals across Sicily that have developed over hundreds of years, and seeks to preserve the recipes and slow-food traditions of these festivals.

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