Flatirons Food Film Festival

Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story

Expired February 7, 2021 6:59 AM
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Introduction by Director Tim Shepherd

Top craft chocolate makers journey to the Peruvian Amazon jungle to meet cacao farmers, improve the sustainability of cacao growing, search for undiscovered wild cacao varieties, and demonstrate their chocolate-making. After the film, Food Journalist John Lehndorff will talk about how to taste craft chocolate and there will be a discussion and Q&A led by John Lehndorff with Greg D'Alesandre of Dandelion Chocolate, Nate Hodge of Raaka Chocolate, and Founder of Conservation Cacao Steve Bergin, all featured in the film.

For ticket holders who tune in for the live Festival premiere of this film, pre-ordered dinners with mole will be available from Sancho's Authentic Restaurant in Boulder (chicken or cheese enchiladas with mole sauce), Teocalli Cocina in Lafayette (Chicken Enchiladas Oaxaca), and Zocalito in Denver (skirt steak in negro mole) for viewers to eat while watching the movie. Boulder Book Store and St. Kilian's Cheese Shop in Denver will offer a Festival craft chocolate three bar pack with bars from chocolate makers in the film that viewers can enjoy during the movie and tasting talk.

For live viewers:

  • 6:30 pm Program begins
  • 6:40 pm Feature film
  • 8:05 pm: Break
  • 8:10 pm: Chocolate tasting talk
  • 8:20-8:55 pm 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 Saturday, February 6th.

Festival extras

  • Join the FFFF Virtual Lounge Facebook group to share your Festival experience with other Festival viewers. Talk about your favorite movie. Recommend a spirited discussion.
  • R Gallery in Boulder is showing an in-person and online exhibit of art by Colorado artists inspired by Festival films.

In search of the perfect beans to make the best chocolate, the world’s top craft chocolate makers journey deep into the Peruvian Amazon. as they search for an elusive wild cacao and seek to create sustainable practices to ensure the longevity of the forest and indigenous farmers' livelihood.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Tim Shephard
  • Producer
    Amy Burns, Jack Guy