Iconic Connecticut Restaurant Featured at San Francisco Film Festival
Bridgeport's legendary restaurant, Bloodroot has been memorialized in a new documentary.
Since 1977, Selma Miriam and Noel Furie have been partners in a one-of-a-kind vegetarian restaurant at 85 Ferris Street in downtown Bridgeport. The Hour tells the story of this unique one-of-kind eatery that over the last 42 years has become a hub for both feminists and the lesbian community, but is always open to anyone and everyone no matter what your sexuality or your political beliefs. Howard, Gayle King, and Bloodroot documentarian, Doug Tirola - Getty Images/Nicholas Hunt
Bloodroot's amazing vegetarian dishes are served cafeteria style where you bus your own plates. Miriam told The Hour, "We are very, very different than any other restaurant and I think the film will make that clear." So, why did filmmaker, Douglas Tirola choose Bloodroot as the subject of his documentary? Here's what he told The Hour: "These are two people with a set of beliefs, and they have tried to live their lives - personally and in business - as true to those beliefs as possible."
The title of his documentary is titled, Bloodroot which will screen at the San Francisco Film Festival today(Thursday) and Saturday.