Lake Front Film Series at Montfair to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
On Thursday, August 24th from 7:30pm–10:00pm, Montfair Resort Farm, local food historian Leni Sorensen, and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will partner to host an outdoor showing of the PBS-aired documentary Soul Food Junkies, with proceeds to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Sorensen will introduce the film, in which she is featured, and provide food tastings of sweet potato pie and collard greens. White Hall Vineyards will attend, selling glasses and bottles of wine.
“There are so many mythologies that accreted onto the idea of what black people were eating during the time of slavery,” says Sorensen in the film, which explores the culture of soul food in the southern US. Retired from six years as the African American Research Historian at Monticello, Sorensen continues to lecture, consult and write on issues of food history and teaches home provisioning and rural life skills from her home in Western Albemarle County.
“This revives a tradition of storytelling events that Montfair used to host called ‘Follow the Drinking Gourd,’” says Leora Vincenti, co-owner of Montfair. “We love to be a part of our local community by providing a space for conversation and cultural sharing.”
This is the first film of three in Montfair’s first annual Lake Front Film Series. Showings and accompanying food tastings will occur each month, August through October.
About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger
in western and central Virginia. Headquartered in Verona, VA, the Food Bank serves 25 counties
and eight cities through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and
Verona. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank distributes nearly 24.6 million pounds of food annually
to 114,400 people each month through a network of 215 community partners – food pantries,
soup kitchens, shelters, schools, churches and other non-profit groups. The Food Bank is a
member of Feeding America, a national food bank association that supports 200 food banks
across the United States. For more information, visit www.brafb.org.
Montfair Resort Farm is a wedding venue and vacation cabin retreat located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near White Hall, Virginia. Montfair’s scenery, small lake, cozy cabins and rustic events lodge attracted over 30 weddings and thousands of vacationers in 2016.
More details about the series can be found on facebook. Tickets can be purchased at the eventbrite page “Lake Front Film Series: Soul Food Junkies.” Pre-registration is required.
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