Susan Feniger: Forked
Wednesday, April 17, 5:00 PM
The Granada Theater, Hollister
Susan Feniger. FORKED is a vibrant, vérité documentary film that follows award-winning celebrity chef Susan Feniger on the journey to her first solo restaurant, her passionate struggle and quest to bring global street food under one roof in the form of a new L.A. restaurant: STREET. Shot in Vietnam, Shanghai and Los Angeles by her longtime filmmaker partner, it’s a story about starting over and about not IF one fails… but HOW.
Susan Feniger is an American chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, radio and TV personality. She is known for starring in the cooking show Too Hot Tamales and Tamales World Tour on the Food Network, , and more. She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Restaurant Association and the L.A. Times Jonathan Gold Award celebrating intelligence, innovation, culture, and environment. Most recently, she was awarded the Julia Child Award honoring an individual who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats, and drinks, and was inducted into the permanent collection of the Food Exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
Liz Lachman is an Emmy Award-winning musician and composer, a Golden Reel Award-winning music editor, and a BMI TV Music Award winner. As a filmmaker her latest short psychological drama, PIN-UP, starring Angela Sarafyan (Westworld) and Christina Chang (The Good Doctor) has won 30 film festival awards world-wide and Liz is now in development on the feature version. Her first short film, GETTING TO KNOW YOU, starring Dana Delaney and Ian Gomez, won 9 festival awards.
As a writer, Liz has twice been a Quarter Finalist and placed in the Top 15% in the Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition, placed as a Semi Finalist and a Quarter Finalist in the PAGE Screenplay Awards, a Semi Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition and in the Stowe Story Labs.
SUSAN FENIGER. FORKED is her first feature film, following her partner of 25 years, chef Susan Feniger as she travels the world gathering street food recipes for her first solo restaurant in Los Angeles…which refused to go well.
Liz’s favorite things are classic Alfa Romeos and comic books. So yes, she’s actually a 12 year-old boy.