The Collider’s monthly movie night, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and featuring films related to climate and the environment, takes on a different flavor in October with a special presentation on chocolate.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, in a pre-Halloween program titled, “A Future Without Chocolate? Terrifying!” the nonprofit innovation center focused on climate solutions will screen clips from the documentary, “Setting The Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story.”
The film follows a group of craft-chocolate makers, including Asheville’s French Broad Chocolates, as they venture into the Peruvian jungle to strengthen direct relationships with farmer communities and identify new kinds of cacao to bring to market.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample single-origin chocolates while a local climate scientist and representatives of French Broad Chocolates discuss the natural environment the chocolates are produced in, to include climate, soil and topography.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family. Popcorn and a selection of Oskar Blues craft beers will also be provided. Due to limited space, early arrival is encouraged.
The Collider is located at 1 Haywood St., on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville at Pritchard Park. Access to the building for evening events is through the glass door facing Patton Ave., around the corner from the ATM machine.