When the news broke that Anthony Bourdain had taken his own life, it was a devastating blow to people around the world. The writer, author, chef and TV personality amassed a fiercely loyal following that extended well beyond his culinary fame. As a host of popular travel shows, No Reservations and Parts Unknown, people of all backgrounds fell in love with his ability to tell a story with wit, humor and above all — honesty.
This October, Boulder’s Flatiron Food Film Festival will honor his legacy through a showing of one of his favorite food film’s Babette’s Feast. The story chronicles a pious family who reluctantly finds a love for food when a French refugee named Babette comes to stay and cook for them. Bourdain explained the film, “captures the real pleasures of sitting at a table, a little bit drunk on good wine, eating incredible food. They just got it right.”
Following the film, there will be an interview led by Sara Brito, Co-Founder of the Good Food Media Network with two people who knew Bourdain well. Laurie Woolever was his former assistant and is currently writing an authorized biography of him whereas Todd Liebler is an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer who spent the last 13 years working with Bourdain on his popular TV Shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. There will also be a reception before the film with a focus on street food in honor of Bourdain’s extensive travel and intense passion for the stuff.
For fans of Bourdain, the event will give you a unique insight into the man who was loved and admired the world over. Hopefully, it’ll check all the boxes by celebrating the things he loved most — story-telling, honesty and delicious food.
Individual tickets for the event are $20. The homage will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 6-10 p.m. at Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder at the Boulder Public Library. For more information about the Flatirons Food Film Festival go here.