The Basque Cultural Center & the Basque Educational Organization will be hosting a special edition of the Basque Film Series with a special screening of the documentary The Txoko Experience.
The screening will include pintxos (and something to wash them down with) for attendees.
Reservations will be limited to the first 40 seats, so save your space now. To make reservations, please go to www.basqueeducational.org. Free to attend, but a reservation is necessary.
There will be a special Q&A session after the screening with the director of the film, Yuri Morejon, and the screenwriter, Marcela Garces.
A documentary focused on the unique spaces of txokos, or gastronomic societies, where artisanal cuisine is the main protagonist. Basque people enjoy the entire process of selecting local products at open air markets, cooking together, and, finally, eating and celebrating communally around the table. In txokos, all of these processes come to life. The documentary will include the voices of a selection of renowned Basque chefs in their own restaurant kitchens, and will highlight products like Rioja wine, Idiazabal cheese, and gourmet pastries, to name a few. By emphasizing the products and the chefs who work with them, the film will underline the value, essence, and environment in which delicious meals are created.
2018, directed by Yuri Morejon, color, in English, Euskara & Castilian with English subtitles, 54 minutes