GEOfest Debuts With Extreme Travel Films and World Cuisine

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s first-ever GEOfest features a week of themed feasts and adventure films, including a documentary on La Colombe co-founder and Gladwyne resident Todd Carmichael’s journey to the South Pole.

La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael of Gladwyne.For the first time ever, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia will host GEOfest, a weeklong film-and-food festival centered on extreme travel. Beginning Nov. 6, a film will be paired with a pre-screening “GEOfeast,” which showcases the cuisine of the film’s location.

Kick off the festival by joining Gladwyne resident and La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael for a tasting of international coffee at Philly’s AIA Bookstore, where he’ll pour brews from a vintage café truck. Later that day at the Franklin Institute, enjoy the film Positively Polar!, which documents Carmichael’s expedition to the South Pole. Dine on a themed dinner—“Everything on Ice”—beforehand.

On Nov. 8 at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, get your tickets to Oceans 8, the kayak voyage of National Geographic adventurer Jon Bowermaster. The film begins at 7:30 p.m., but you can enjoy a delicious seafood dinner across the street at Tango beforehand.

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