This weekend, you and your S.O. can celebrate Black History month by learning more about Black culture and soul food. The food of a culture can sometimes be the essence of how the people interact and even a reflection of value systems.
"Soul Food Junkies" is award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt's look into the culinary traditions and how they relate to the black cultural identity. Traditional soul food is discussed, in addition to other food issues in African-American culture.
The Honolulu Museum will have two screenings of this movie on Sunday, Feb. 17th. One is at 4 p.m. You can make it dinner and a movie, if you go to the 730 p.m. screening. Mom's Soul Food will be serving healthy soul food for purchase between showings on the theater’s Kinau Street Lanai. Chef Sean Priester of Soul will introduce the film at 7:30 p.m. and lead a post-screening Q+A.
Here is the synopsis of the movie:
Baffled by his dad’s unwillingness to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this rich culinary tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, Soul Food Junkies puts a beloved cuisine under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences.
To buy tickets, visit Honolulu Museum's web site.