Daniels College of Business hosts a screening of the documentary “A FINE LINE”

Director Joanna James

The University of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management (Fritz Knoebel) will host a screening of the documentary “A FINE LINE” Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Joy Burns Center at DU. A FINE LINE explores why less than 7 percent of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women have held the central role in the kitchen.

“Over the last decade women have become an increasingly high percentage of hospitality students nationwide,” says David Corsun, director of Fritz Knoebel. “As a management program, we aren’t training students to be chefs, but the issues raised in “A FINE LINE” are still quite relevant for our student population. Gender equity in hospitality, and not just in the kitchen, has to be addressed across all levels of management.”

“A FINE LINE” grapples with themes sparking national conversations right now, including workplace harassment, equal pay, paid parental leave and career advancement.

Following the screening, Fritz Knoebel will host a Q&A with the documentary’s director Joanna James. James is the founder and CEO of Zoel Productions, an independent film, television and multimedia production company out of New York.

“There is no greater love I have than that for my family, but I refuse to be coerced into sitting on the sidelines instead of having a seat at the table,” she says. “We need to stop making women choose between doing what they love or who they love.”

Event: Documentary Screening and Q&A with Director
Time: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
Place: Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
University of Denver
2044 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Cost: Free
Seating for the Denver community is limited. Please contact Carole Bellfi to register.