‘Love, Charlie’ Music Video Reveals What Made Chef Charlie Trotter A Star – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: What better way to prepare for Thanksgiving than with a slice of a movie about a famous chef? We have an exclusive sample of Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotterthe Rebecca Halpern-directed documentary that examines the complicated life and career of a chef who put Chicago on the map as a center of culinary excellence.

Greenwich Entertainment is releasing the film, which is now streaming in select theaters and available on VOD via Apple TV and Amazon Prime. Love, Charlie won Best of Fest at the Chicago International Film Festival and also won the People’s Choice Award earlier this year at the San Diego International Film Festival.

In a Chicago Sun-Times review, critic Richard Roeper commented, “…[T]it documentary Love, Charlie presents itself as the definitive look at the life and times of man. Neither hagiography nor cold plate, this is a well-researched, well-photographed, and precisely edited film that chronicles Trotter’s life with journalistic integrity, while offering fascinating insight into the “foodie” culture of the time. , in Chicago and around the world. ”

Grant Achatz, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck are among the luminaries who appear in the documentary, remembering their fellow chef and restaurateur who died suddenly in 2013 at the age of 54.

“Before the Food Network and social media, chef Charlie Trotter revolutionized global cuisine,” notes the website of production company Oak Street Pictures. “He was a rock star among the first generation of celebrity chefs, but his meteoric rise came at a price. With exclusive access to never-before-seen archival material, Love, Charlie reveals how his pursuit of excellence ultimately consumed him, with devastating consequences.

In the film, Gordon Sinclair—Trotter’s first employer in the restaurant business—recalls hiring him as a busboy. “He was very focused on getting everything that needed to be done right. It is a rare quality.

“He had amazing hands,” observes chef Carrie Nahabedian, one of Trotter’s early mentors, in the exclusive clip. “Chefs, by nature we are sensitive people because we are used to touching food, we are used to handling everything… You always seem to be handling something with your hands. It’s just something I learned from Charlie from the start. I thought, ‘He’s very special. I love it.'”

Watch the exclusive clip above.

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