Cuban Food Stories

Friday June 19th 6:30 p.m.

Cuban Food Stories perfectly fits in with summer. Tune into this personal story about filmmaker Asori Soto’s return to his native Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his youth. This documentary delves into the food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. With hot music and food, you may find yourself practicing your salsa moves in your living room.

We will also pay tribute to Juneteenth and Black Lives Matter with Rooted: Food Justice in America. This short documentary examines the issue of food deserts through the story of Germaine Jenkins, a black woman in South Carolina who is determined to bring fresh produce and food justice to her community through urban farming. Food insecurity and deserts disproportionately affect black and brown people. Denver activist, community leader, and food fanatic Beverly Grant, who established Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace in response to food deserts, will speak to these issues in introducing the film.


Asori Soto the Cuban Food Stories filmmaker will introduce the film.

Chef Jensen Cummings, creator and host of Best Served Podcast, will answer viewer questions.

Beverly Grant of Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace.


If a restaurant offers its own delivery service, we suggest that you select it over third-party services. That option helps them more financially. If you do not purchase a meal, please consider purchasing a gift card. Gift cards help restaurants survive and give you a meal to look forward to.

Eridu, Ancient Grains in Rosetta Hall

Cuba Cuba Cafe and Bar

Lunada Eatery and Cantina

Tortugas Restaurant

Recipes for Home Cooks

You can find spices for recipes from our sponsor Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, which is providing curbside pickup from Thursday to Saturday, 10am-6pm by phone, email, or online order.

How Dinner and a Movie works

Each Dinner and a Movie event will consist of:

  • A featured food film available to stream online
  • Specific recommended meals related to the film that viewers can order, pick up or have delivered, and eat while watching the movie
  • For home cooks: Suggested Savory Spice Shop recipes for dishes to be made and paired with the film
  • Speakers for a film introduction and post-film discussion via Zoom
  • A $10 viewing fee

We’ll stream a movie every Friday, including some past favorites from previous festivals. The EventBrite event description will contain all event details, including featured restaurant and recipe information. As new information comes in, such as new restaurants or dinner details, we will add it to the EventBrite and Festival Facebook pages.

Approximately one hour before the event, all participants will receive an email with access information for the streaming film as well as for the live film introduction and post-film discussion and Q&A on Zoom. Participants will start watching, and eating together, at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Those who can’t join the live presentation can still access the film and recorded post-film discussion until 12:30 a.m. (MST)  the next morning, Saturday.

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