Community Cinema: "Soul Food Junkies" Screens in Fayetteville
Posted on 11 Jan 2013
Community Cinema returns for the new year in Fayetteville Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. with a free screening of "Soul Food Junkies." In the documentary, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Hurts exploration was inspired by his fathers lifelong love affair with high-fat, calorie-rich, traditional soul food and his unwillingness to give it up even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis. Hurt discovers that dishes like ribs, grits and fried chicken are culturally based, deep-rooted, complex … and often deadly.