FREE SCREENING – Soul Food Junkies – Saturday, July 13 | 5:30-7:30
presented by BLACK CENTRAL™ in partnership with the King Arts Complex
How often do you get to enjoy a movie for free? In Soul Food Junkies, Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, the film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences. “Soul food is a quintessential American culinary tradition that enslaved Africans created out of necessity.
“My film does not condemn this popular cuisine loved worldwide. Instead, it examines the health advantages and disadvantages of soul food, and look at how it has helped black people through very difficult times in America. I also examined the lack of access that far too many black people have to quality fruits and vegetables as well as the emerging ‘food justice’ movement that is mobilizing all across the country, including in poor and working class communities.”
top the night off with Cinnamon Suites (see below)