Sponsored by Jim Sargen
2013 SLO Film Fest Spotlight Award recipient Leslie Iwerks is back with a new documentary. Ella Brennan is a household name in the restaurant industry. As the inspirational matriarch of the rambling Brennan family of New Orleans, and the force of nature behind first Brennan’s and then Commander’s Palace, she was the creator of elaborate breakfasts, jazz brunches, and revolutionary creole cuisine. A pioneer of the modern American food movement, she pushed her chefs to the forefront, helping to launch the celebrity chef phenomenon. Interviews and vérité footage with chefs, restaurateurs, family and friends provide glimpses into Ella’s unique world. 96 min. USA
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Tuesday, March 14 7:00pm Fremont Theatre
Thursday, March 16 4:00pm Palm Theatre
Director: Leslie Iwerks
Co-Writers: Mo Stoebe, Mark Catalena, & Leslie Iwerks
Co-Producers: Leslie Iwerks & Michael E. Tang