April 17, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sie FilmCenter
2510 East Colfax Avenue
CO 80206
Your Fat Friend is coming to Denver for one night only! This screening is in collaboration with The Eating Disorder Foundation (EDF) and Denver Fatties. Proceeds from your ticket will go towards supporting our work at EDF.

Doors open 6PM

Brief introduction from EDF and Denver Fatties at 6:20

Film starts 6:30PM

Field of Vision and BFI Doc Society present a Glimmer Films production

Your Fat Friend

A Film by Jeanie Finlay

96 minutes Documentary 2023

Made over 6 years, director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of writer and activist Aubrey Gordon from anonymous blogger “Your Fat Friend” to NYTimes best selling author and beloved podcaster.

Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be that fat person on the plane..

… and how the fantasies, peddled by a diet and wellness industry worth $26 billion a year are on a par with the lies that Big Tobacco told the public in the 1950s. (95% of diets fail for lasting weight loss). And how the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that some many health care providers hold for fat people.

…and about her own fractured relationship to her body.

She spent a decade campaigning for LGBTQIA rights so she knows that change is possible. Now it’s time to advocate for herself.

This isn’t about “body positivity” co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women. Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way we see fat people and the fat on our own bodies. It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience and threats to her life.

The most meaningful personal change is when her family start listening to her message.

YOUR FAT FRIEND, a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

Previous Film Festivals

Tribeca – World premiere

Sheffield Doc Fest – audience award winner

DC Dox

Edinburgh International Film Festival

DMZ – Seoul, Korea

TallGrass Film festival – Honourable Mention

St Louis – audience award winner

Leeds International film Festival – Top 3 audience award

Learn more:

Website: http://www.yrfatfriendfilm.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeaniefinlay

Twitter Profile: @yrfatfriendfilm

Instagram Profile: @yrfatfriendfilm


15 BBFC – strong language

Running Time

95.55 minutes

Content Warning

Swearing, eating disorders


Seat backs are 16.5″ wide x 29″ high
Seat bottoms are 17.5″ w x 18.5″ front to back
Armrests raise up and are 3″ wide

Language of Film – English

Closed or open captioning for the film – we will likely include these but will update this page when we are able to confirm.

Each Sie FilmCenter theater is wheelchair accessible and has companion seats.

Wheelchair-accessible parking is available in the Sie FilmCenter parking garage. The parking garage elevator if taken to the lower level opens into the Sie FilmCenter. This elevator is also accessible from the courtyard level.

Enhanced Assistive Listening Devices are available at the Sie FilmCenter through the box office. We recommend reaching out ahead of time.

Call the Sie FilmCenter box office at 720-381-0813 for more information

About the Collaborators

Denver Fatties is a fat positive group for fat people in the Denver area. If you’d like to join, we ask that you identify as fat, believe in the fat acceptance movement and live in the Denver area (within driving distance). We believe in intersectionality and supporting issues that affect fat people, from fatshion to healthcare and beyond. We aim to break down diet culture and remain weight neutral, which means we do not allow talk of weightloss. You can join Denver Fatties on Facebook.

The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy. Learn more about us at https://www.eatingdisorderfoundation.org/