Monday, September 12


Last week, the Denver Film Society showed 5 Joe York films as part of a 5-day celebration of food culture. York short docs like "Giving Thanks in Awendaw" and "GOAT" preceded features, including "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress."

This week, Joe travels to Alabama, where the Birmingham Public Library is staging the first Eat Drink Read Write Festival.

The five-day festival, which, according to the Birmingham News, "includes everything from a talk about the fate of the tomato to a microbrew-infused poetry slam," begins Tuesday and continues through Saturday, Sept. 17. Charla Draper, an SFA supporter, is an organizer. 

Joe, who grew up in Glencoe, Alabama, and graduated from Auburn University, will show SFA films with Alabama-centric content on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30. Films are free. Reservations are required. 

Among the films shown will be "GUS", a portrait of the late owner of Pete's Famous in Birmingham. 

Other speakers include Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland.