2018 Documentary Film Workshop

This week, SFA hosts its second annual Summer Documentary Workshop, taught by Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.

Souped: The Pinto Bean Story

SFA’s latest documentary film, “Souped: The Pinto Bean Story” explores the importance of soup beans through Kentucky Chef Ouita Michel and her mentor Freda Raglin.

Dol

For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon. Our latest SFA film by Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, Dol, profiles Chef Miles and her dedication to her craft.

Johnny’s Greek and Three at Oxford Film Festival

We’re excited to announce that Johnny’s Greek and Three will screen at Oxford Film Festival as part of the festival’s documentary shorts program. Timothy Hontzas is a Homewood Chef and restaurant owner of Johnny’s – one of the top meat and three lunch spots in Birmingham (recently nominated for a James Beard Award). He is … Continued

Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar

Demographics in Siler City, North Carolina, were revolutionized with the building and subsequent shuttering of poultry plants in the area. The community is largely Latino these days. Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar introduces the people behind the one stop grocery store, butcher shop and taqueria, Tienda Loma Bonita.

Hugo

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium this past weekend, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch the SFA film that profiles him.

A Visible Tapestry: In the Studio with Lina Puerta

At our 2017 Fall Symposium we continue an art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. We are delighted to welcome artist Lina Puerta and her beautiful installation, From Field to Table: Seven Tapestries Honoring Latino Farm Laborers from the American South. The work is currently on display at the Powerhouse … Continued

Sidewalk Screens SFA Films

Pihakis Foodways Documentary Fellow Ava Lowrey will screen two films at the 19th annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.