Foodie Flicks

6 films in this block • 64 minutes

Block Description

Calling all sweet-tooths, caffeine addicts, and farmer’s market enthusiasts: This film block is for you. Take a peek inside a family-owned candy shop in Minnesota in “Great! Lakes,” and get a biking/pizza combo with the cool chicks in “Life of Pie.” “Flour” and “Opening the Earth – The Potato King” show the importance of our farmers. We’re also showcasing our local coffee roasters (“Fresh Roast Film”) and Marquette’s burger-loving dreamers (“The Burger Bus”). Warning: Be prepared to feel hungry!


The Films

The Fresh Roast

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director Frederick Dakota Assistant Director: Mark Holmgren

Filmmaker in Attendance

A documentary capturing the unique coffee culture and roasting practices that have grown in Marquette, Michigan.

Opening of the Earth: The Potato King (Director's Cut)

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 16 min
  • Director Eric Ebner & Aaron Ebner

Subtitles, Family Friendly

Julio Hancco is a guardian of biodiversity, critical to the survival of humanity. He represents a people, a culture, and way of life that is being lost to modernization. Will their culture survive? Or will it all be lost with the last Potato King?

Great! Lakes

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 21 min
  • Director Tess Wagman

In a small town of Knife River, Minnesota, twin sisters, Pamela Matson & Patricia Canelake, make candy the old fashioned way using recipes invented by their grandfather in the early 1900s.

Growing Freedom

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 7 min
  • Director Cameron Mattson & Matthew Key

Growing Freedom follows a family with humble origins turning their passion for farming into a rapidly expanding agricultural entrepreneurship. They’re bringing a new meaning to “homegrown” in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Life of Pie

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 12 min
  • Director Ben Knight & Travis Rummel

Adult Language/Swearing

It wasn’t long ago that the small Colorado town of Fruita was solely a hub of agriculture and oil and gas development. But singletrack shredders and pizza chefs Jen Zeuner and her partner Anne Keller have helped to transform the high-desert town into a mountain biking hotspot with their Hot Tomato Café. It wasn’t always easy — some residents of conservative Fruita weren’t quite ready for their “lifestyle” at first. But the women’s delicious East Coast-style pizza — and the love they put into making it — have made them indispensable members of the community and turned the Hot Tomato into the living room of the Grand Valley’s outdoor recreation industry.

The Burger Bus

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Joe Reynolds

Family Friendly

This short documentary functions as a video portrait of the Prahl family and their management of the Burger Bus. The community engagement that the business has with Marquette exhibits the deep relationship they have with their customers.