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LOVE, CHARLIE: THE RISE & FALL OF CHEF CHARLIE TROTTER

December 3 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

Special Guest:  Rebecca Halpern, Director & Writer

 

In the 2000s, chef Charlie Trotter was the toast of Chicago, his eponymous restaurant one of the world’s top fine-dining destinations.  A gastronomic revolutionary and a culinary bad-boy, Trotter paved the way for the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay, yet his tempestuous, competitive nature alienated many.  With never-before-seen archival material and new interviews with those who loved and loathed Trotter–who died from a stroke in 2013 at age 54–this absorbing, unvarnished profile chronicles the passions of a master chef and the consequences of pursuing perfection at all costs. Told through intimate sit-down interviews with family, friends and celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse and Grant Achatz, along with extensive personal archival material.

Genre:  Documentary
Run Time;  96 min
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Premiere:  Palm Springs
Producer | Director | Writer:  Rebecca Halpern
Distributor:  Greenwich Entertainment

“Fascinating! One of the best documentaries of the year.” … Chicago Sun-Times

A complicated chef with an enduring legacy.” …Time Out

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:
— CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BEST OF FEST – 2021
— SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 2022
— FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL – 2022

SHOWING WITH:
THE BEST CHEF IN THE WORLD (U.S.) – 20 min
The history of FRENCH LAUNDRY in Yountville, CA.

These films sponsored by Lyn Chernis.

Tickets:  Free to 2022 DFS members.  Non-members $15 cash at the door.  Complimentary coffee & pastries.

Covid Restrictions:  Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot,  Seating is socially distanced.  Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.

Details

Date:
December 3
Time:
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Venue

Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Organizer

Desert Film Society
Email:
info@desertfilmsociety.com
Website:
www.desertfilmsociety.org