Julia Joun had been doing volunteer publicity for the International Film Series, working closely with IFS director Pablo Kjolseth, for over a year when she realized that IFS was missing a major opportunity. "Boulder is such a vibrant food city," says Joun. "I wanted to create a sense of excitement around food -- not just from a film perspective, and not just a few films in isolation. I wanted a real festival. I go to Telluride Film Festival every year, and that's what I had in mind as a first-rate film-festival experience -- it's about showcasing Boulder's food scene and the IFS."
Lori Midson Eric Skokan will introduce Now, Forager, a film about love and funghi.
Kjolseth liked the idea, and wound up collaborating with Joun on food-film research -- and the result of this merging of personalities, ideas and films about food can be tasted at the inaugural Chow Down: IFS Food Film Festival, which opens on October 9 and runs through October 13.More »