Director: Betsy West, Julie Cohen Run Time: 95 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021
Starring: José Andrés Puerta, Julia Child
Country: United States
About the film:
Official Selection of the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.
About the filmmakers:
No strangers to crafting compelling documentaries, Betsy West and Julie Cohen are the directors of the Academy Award-nominated RBG and their follow-up My Name Is Pauli Murray.
West has won 21 Emmys for her work as ABC News producer, which includes the series Turning Point. She was also executive producer of the Makers PBS/AOL series and the feature The Lavender Scare. Previously a staff producer for Dateline NBC, Cohen’s earlier documentaries include The Sturgeon Queens, which screened Berlin, and Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing.See more upcoming films