BBQ is a Noun
Part of the Slow Food Piedmont Triad Film Series
Friday, March 30th at the green bean:
341 south elm street, downtown greensboro
7:00 Slow Food Social
8:00 Film Screening – BBQ is a Noun
Free & open to the public, suggested donations welcome
Beverages and snacks available for purchase from the green bean.
In the Spring of 2002, Hawes Bostic and Austin McKenna set out to make a film that would set the record straight: Barbecue is a Noun . As one film subject put it, “If you use it as a verb, you can barbecue anything, but barbecue is roast pork.”
Barbecue is a Noun is the story of some very peculiar men who make a particular kind of barbecue. Their stories unfold in the small towns, strip malls, farms and backyards of North and South Carolina, conjuring insights into fading traditions andrising ambitions. Eccentric, dedicated, and patient to a fault, these men struggle against modernity and uncertain futures as the film unfolds.
Through the long hours of cooking, the camera captures extraordinary images of carcasses, smoke-filled rooms, glowing coals, swinging cleavers, and slowly roasting meat. Reputations are made, dreams are dashed and new legends are created from the fat-drenched embers of blackened pits.
Bring your story of your experience of North Carolina food traditions, pig or otherwise, for discussion after the film.
Also, the UNCG Sustainability Film Series presents The Future of Food in Jarrell Hall in Jackson Library Thursday night at 6:30. Free and open to the public.