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Introduction by Director Amy Brothers

The Colorado Plate: Inside Our Local Food Culture is a film program that consists of four short documentaries, each focusing on a Colorado food artisan who exemplifies their craft. The Denver Post commissioned the series to open a window onto the growing landscape and identities of Colorado food culture. 

Colorado has long fought to prove itself among flashier and bigger cities to the nation while defining itself to a hungry scene of locals with eyes wide open for what we have to offer for meaningful food. As a young and still blossoming state, what we miss in centuries’ old pockets of tradition, we shine with entrepreneurial cities and vast horizons cultivated by the collaborative spirit we proudly claim as Coloradan. In 2019, The Denver Post journeyed behind the scenes with a local farmer, a chef, a cheese-maker, and a butcher to open a window onto the growing landscape and identities of Colorado food culture.

After the films, join us for a discussion and Q&A with moderator and food journalist Linnea Covington, director Amy Brothers and three of the films’ subjects: farmer and chef Eric Skokan of Black Cat, cheese-maker Jackie Chang of Haystack Mountain, and butcher Kate Kavanaugh of Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe.

If this program interests you, consider watching Denver Metro Food Waste Organizations and Local Restaurants and the Pandemic.

For live viewers:

11:00 am Program begins/ Introduction

11:10 am Short films

11:40 am Live Discussion with Q&A

Those watching after the live events have occurred may do so at their convenience. A recording of the discussion will be available to begin streaming until midnight on Feb 5th.

Festival extras

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  • Consider getting a Festival movie gobblebox from the Inventing Room Dessert Shop or local food snack box from the Boulder County Farmers Markets to enjoy during the movie. For more information about Festival movie snacks, click here.
  • R Gallery in Boulder is showing an in-person and online exhibit of art by Colorado artists inspired by Festival films.

Denver’s Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe has changed the landscape of farm-to-butchery, while debunking myths of the butcher identity. Co-owner Kate Kavanaugh exposes how choices in food practices can lead to healing the land and bodies of local communities. Kate will speak on a panel after The Colorado Plate series films.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Filmmaker
    Amy Brothers