2017, Jack C. Newell, USA, 82 min.
- Sat, Jan 27th 8:00pm
- Sun, Jan 28th 5:00pm
- Wed, Jan 31st 8:00pm
- Thu, Feb 1st 6:00pm
Chicago chef Jake Bickelhaupt’s pursuit of two Michelin stars as the fulfillment of his take on the American dream is chronicled in this intimate documentary tracing the rise and demise of 42 Grams, the chef’s much-lauded restaurant. This refined temple of haute cuisine, located for a time in a repurposed fast-food joint in Chicago’s seedy Uptown neighborhood, grew out of an elite supper club that Bickelhaupt and his then-wife Alexa hosted in their small apartment, serving fifteen-course dinners to small groups of guests. Director Newell follows the trajectory of the dream, as hope, ambition, and success are newly seasoned with discord for an unexpected recipe for the future. DCP digital. (BS)
Director Jack C. Newell is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at all screenings.