Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

2016 | USA | NR | 103 min.


City Opera House Fri, Jul 29, 2016 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:The Sidebar: Food on Film
Release Year:2016
Runtime:103 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Anthony Bourdain
Martha Stewart
Tammy Klein
Mario Batali
Richard Neil
Director:Lydia Tenaglia
Cinematography:Morgan Fallon
Editing By:Eric Lasby


Celebrity chefs may be a dime a dozen today, but outrageous and controversial envelope-pusher Jeremiah Tower created the mold. His towering influence on the restaurant world in the 1970s and 1980s is legendary within the industry, but his name has otherwise disappeared into obscurity. Culinary superstar and producer Anthony Bourdain seeks to remedy that injustice and restore Tower to his rightful place among the giants with this fascinating doc, featuring interviews with famous foodies like Mario Batali and Martha Stewart. Following Tower from Alice Water’s Chez Panisse in the 1970s to his hugely popular 1980s era San Francisco eatery Stars, and finally to his recent stop at Tavern on the Green, we see Tower’s dramatic rise and fall in a classic American story that serves up as much delicious gossip as it does rich food for thought about the first celebrity bad-boy chef. In Person: Director Lydia Tenaglia; Chef Jeremiah Tower.