Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent Poster

Release Date: April 21st, 2017

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
After rising to prominence in California cuisine in the 1970s, Jeremiah Tower becomes one of America's first celebrity chefs.

Cast: Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Martha Stewart, Ruth Reichl, Richard Neil, Shondale Seymour, Tammy Klein

Director: Lydia Tenaglia

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: The Orchard

Distributors: The Orchard

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  • An unusually engaging portrait of a legendary chef who can be insufferable, as his most ardent admirers acknowledge, but who is also a brighter-than-life charmer, raging perfectionist, world-class hedonist, self-styled dandy and all-too-human survivor of the highest-end restaurant wars. show more

  • Tower himself contributes to the film’s appeal. Still elegant in his mid-70s, there’s no doubt of his arrogance, though that seems to be a prerequisite of the trade. He knows that his work has been extraordinary, he’s well-spoken, and he cares intensely about decorum and class. show more

  • Despite its missteps and occasional pretensions, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent provides a compelling portrait of the chef as tortured artist. show more

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