Funke

Showings

Landmark’s E Street Cinema Theater 1 Fri, May 3 6:00 PM
Landmark’s E Street Cinema Theater 1 Sat, May 4 6:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Genre:Foodflix
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gabriel Taraboulsy

Description

“There are very few people who think about the shape of pasta like I do.” So says chef Evan Funke at the beginning of this mouth-watering and fascinating documentary about Funke’s attempt at kitchen redemption. Calling himself a “storyteller through food,” Funke declares his intention “to create the most comprehensive pasta program in the United States.” Funke co-founded a groundbreaking restaurant, Bucato, and then left amid financial scandal. “Failure gives you a very unique perspective,” the chef admits. We watch him begin a seemingly impossible quest to open a new restaurant dedicated to hand-made pasta. Along the way, we follow Funke on a journey to Italy to revisit the masters he learned from, who are as close to machines as humans can get. Success is never assured, as plans continue to change, but what is assured is viewers’ hunger after watching director Gab Taraboulsy’s tantalizing film.—Dave Nuttycombe