On Monday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m., Restoration Plaza’s Skylight Gallery will present a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film Soul Food Junkies, winner of the CNN Best Documentary Award at the American Black Film Festival this past June.
The film, by documentary filmmaker, writer and activist Byron Hurt, addresses the black community’s affinity for soul food, and the long-term effects it has on the community’s health and lives.
Hurt first came to national attention after his last documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was named by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the best documentary films in 2007.”
It was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, drawing an audience of more than 1.3 million viewers, and was selected to appear in more than 50 film festivals worldwide.
In the six months since its release, Soul Food Junkies continues to create an equal buzz in the industry: Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians and scholars, as well as doctors, family members and every people, the film blends history, humor and heartwarming stories while examining the soul food tradition and its impact on people’s lives.
Restoration’s Skylight Gallery is located at 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor. Reception, 6:00 p.m.; Screening 6:30 p.m.; and there will be a panel discussion following the screening.
Space is limited. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-636-6932.