Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Coachella Valley Premiere

Saturday - August 1, 2009
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Three seniors at Philadelphia's Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson.  A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson's hilariously blunt boot-camp method of teaching Culinary Arts is validated by years of scholarship success.  Against the backdrop of the row homes of working-class Philadelphia, she has helped countless students reach the top culinary schools in the country.

Directors:  Mark Becker, Jennifer Grausman
Distributor:  BEV Pictures
Runtime:  99 min
Genre:  Documentary
Country:  USA
Language:  English
Rating:  NR

Awards:  Los Angeles Film Festival, Special Jury Commendation; Aspen Film Festival, Audience Award; Philadelphia Film Festival, Best Documentary; Portland International Film Festival, Audience Award; Woodstock Film Festival, Honorable Mention.
Festivals: IDPA, Amsterdam; Chicago International Film Festival; True/False Film Festival

“It’s hard to beat the humanity of PRESSURE COOKER.  Grausman and Becker crank out a thrill ride with its engaging and ultimately emotional look at the turning point in the lives of these children through the use of cooking.”  Michael Lerman, Indiewire

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