Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco.
Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, and Martha Stewart, this delicious documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius has made him a living legend.
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent opens in the following Bay Area theatres on Friday April 28th:
Chef Jeremiah Tower and director Lydia Tenaglia will also be at the below theatres for post-screening audience Q&As over the weekend:
Friday April 28th Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas, San Francisco 7:10pm showtime
Saturday April 29th Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinemas, San Francisco 2:45pm showtime Q&A moderated by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley 7pm showtime Q&A moderated by Narsai David
Sunday April 30th Rafael Film Center, San Rafael 4:15pm showtime