2016, 1hr 36min
An intimate, multi-year portrait of two chefs and their staffs in Washington, DC who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. The film begins with each restaurant under construction and follows them through their first year of business.
Against all odds, one becomes the most famous new restaurant in America, winning Bon Appetit magazine’s Best New Restaurant award and a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. The other chef redefines success while his wife mulls leaving her high-paying job to work at the new pizza shop full-time.
2012, 1hr 33min
SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master
2020, 1hr 15min
A film that goes deep into the mind, heart and creativity of 2-starred chef Raül Balam who, for several years, was immersed in the world of drug addiction and finally succeeded in standing up and being the person that he is today. The film, shows part of his journey since the closure of his mother’s, Carme Ruscalleda, 3 Michelin-starred restaurant.
2017, 1hr 33min
RAMEN HEADS follows Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, as he reveals every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect bowl of noodles. He is relentless in his search for the highest-quality ingredients, as are his competitors. This delicious documentary also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavor, which exemplify different aspects of the ramen world. RAMEN HEADS provides a bite-size history of ramen’s historical roots, while giving an in-depth look at the contemporary culture surrounding this unique and beguiling dish.
2015, 1hr 19min
Centers on the honest struggle for authenticity and respect for a cuisine often marginalized by the food world. Deploying rousing interviews with owners, restaurateurs, top chefs, as well as mouth-watering dishes placed front and center, filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo follows the heartaches and triumphs of contemporary chefs that seek a place for their culture at the dinner table, one dish at a time.
2013, 1hr 28min
Awarded "5 Stars!" by the Financial Times, this film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as its deep ties to the land. "It's a beautiful film. In fact, it may be the best wine movie I've ever seen." - Lettie Teague, Wall Street Journal
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