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LOVE, CHARLIE: THE RISE & FALL OF CHEF CHARLIE TROTTER
December 3, 2022 @ 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.
Run Time; 96 min
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
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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.