Better Boys Foundation’s second annual Sundown in K-Town film festival will focus this year on films about food. Sundown in K-Town 2013: Dig In! A West Side Film Festival About Food will present a line up of short and feature length films that address issues related to the west side and its residents—African-American foodways and cultural traditions; obesity, diabetes, and other food-related disease burdens that plague inner-city communities; food deserts/lack of access to healthy foods and connections to hunger in America; the growing interest in urban gardening in Chicago and other major US cities; and the politics of the school lunch system. All films will be shown free of charge from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9, 2013, at 8:15pm (or sundown) in the courtyard of the BBF Center at 1512 S. Pulaski Rd. BBF’s FilmLAB youth apprentices will also present new work on the topic of food.
Tuesday, August 6
Lunch Line (2013) Ernie Park and Michael Graziano—running time 64 minutes
Yuck (2012) Zachary Maxwell running time 20 minutes
Wednesday, August 7
A Place at the Table (2012) Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush—running time 84 minutes
Food Fight (2013) Earth Amplified—running time 7 minutes
Thursday, August 8
Urban Roots (2010) Tree Media—running time 94 minutes
Growing Power Community Garden (2010) Carmine Cervi—running time 1 minute
Friday, August 9
Soul Food Junkies (2013) Byron Hurt—running time 61 minutes
Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie (2005) Bailey Barash—running time 21 minutes
More information about this event here.