This month’s featured documentary is the Emmy Award-nominated Pressure Cooker (99 min.), a film that follows three inner-city seniors at Philadelphia’s Frankford High School as they discover an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson. A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson is a force to be reckoned with, and her boot camp method of teaching culinary arts is not for the faint of heart.
This film is part of the University of Missouri’s Food and Society Series. The film and lecture series is part of the Mizzou Advantage strategic initiative and focuses on discussing and creating awareness about food—what we eat, how we eat it, how our food is procured, and the future of our food.
We will have time for discussion after the film. Check out the film trailer below: