Soul Food Junkies at The BlackStar Film Festival

via Hannah Slipakoff

Soul Food Junkies

730pm, Sunday, August 5th, 2012
International House (3701 Chestnut Street)

Dir. Byron Hurt, USA, 54 minutes


Food traditions are hard to change, especially when they’re passed on from generation to generation. In this PBS documentary, award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt shares his journey to learn more about the African American cuisine known as soul food. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as doctors, family members, and everyday people, Soul Food Junkies blends history, humor, and heartwarming stories to place this culinary tradition under the microscope.

Byron Hurt will be present for Q&A after the screening!

One thought on “Soul Food Junkies at The BlackStar Film Festival

  1. I saw the premiere out here in Oakland, California this summer. Packed house. There was a panel discussion after the movie. It was fantastic. I hope that the movie does really well because it was compassionate and not judgmental, but really got people thinking about these issues in a non-defensive way.

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