Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter

MKE Film Festival

Chicago's Charlie Trotter revolutionized American cuisine and paved the way for celebrity chefs with his eponymous restaurant putting Chicago on the global map for fine dining. With exclusive access to never-before-seen material and interviews with luminary chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Grant Achatz, this documentary tenderly reveals Trotter's relentless pursuit of excellence as well as his troubled legacy, showcasing the challenges facing chef and restaurant culture today.

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About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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