7:00pm | Box office opens at 6:30 pm
$9 Public | $8 Gallery Members at the door (CASH ONLY)
Through a partnership with tiff, Gallery Stratford offers a special selection of films on the third Monday of every month from September to May at the Stratford Cinemas. The film series allows the audience unique access to view Canadian and international films in limited distribution.
Monday, September 15
USA, 2014 | English
Principal Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale
Following his blockbuster Iron Man franchise, writer-director Jon Favreau returns to his scrappy, comedic roots with this hilarious and heartfelt story about a professionally frustrated chef in search of a second helping of happiness. Favreau stars as celebrity chef Carl Casper, who reigns supreme in the kitchen of a trendy Los Angeles restaurant—so long as he continues to please the establishment’s demanding owner (Dustin Hoffman). After a restaurant blogger pans Carl’s dishes as safe and predictable, he becomes engaged in a nasty social-media spat with the carping critic; and when a video of his angry confrontation with the writer goes viral, Carl suddenly finds himself not just unemployed, but virtually unemployable. On the advice of his well-to-do wife Carl returns to his hometown of Miami, where he got his start as a chef. With a little financial help from his wife’s even better-off ex-husband (Robert Downey, Jr. in a scene-stealing role), Carl decides to refurbish a broken-down food truck as a way of jump-starting his culinary creativity and reconnecting with his young son. Reteaming Favreau with his Iron Man collaborators Downey and Scarlett Johansson, featuring an all-star cast that also includes John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Bobby Cannavale (television’s Everybody Loves Raymond), and offering mouth-watering views of the culinary delights in Carl’s kitchen, the savoury Chef will leave audiences hungry for more.
Chef is a chewy, stick-to-your-ribs sort of film: a bit of cinematic soul food, filled with delicious imagery and colourful characters.
—Eli Glasner, CBC
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