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May 11, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am


Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
Special Guest:  Joseph LevyDirector / Writer / Producer / Editor

SPINNING PLATES is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are.  A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion.  A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community.  A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter.  Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.

Writer/Director:  Joseph Levy
Produced by:  Miranda Bailey, Matthew Leutwyler, Jacqueline Lesko, Joseph Levy
Runtime:  93 minutes
Genre:  Documentary
Country:  USA
Language:  English
Distributor:  Ambush Entertainment
Rating:  N/R

AWARDS:  Austin Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary; Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award Best Feature

FESTIVALS: Austin Film Festival, TX; Santa Barbara Film Festival, CA; Vail Film Festival, CO; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC, USA

“ … takes a revealing look at the families, histories, and motivations at the heart of three American eateries and artfully captures the desire for nurturing and community connections inherent in the pursuit of cooking for others.” Austin Chronicle

Official Website : http://www.spinningplatesmovie.com/
Trailer:  http://vimeo.com/50770036
Trailer:  http://eater.com/archives/2012/10/12/watch-an-alinea-clip-from-the-film-spinning-plates.php


May 11, 2013
9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
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Desert Film Society


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