JEREMIAH TOWER was the owner of Stars Restaurant in San Francisco, one of the top-grossing restaurant in America at the time, and became one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. But after several years, Tower mysteriously walked away and disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface in the most unlikely of places: New York City’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. There, he launched a journey of self-discovery familiar to anyone who has ever imagined themselves to be an artist. Featuring interviews by MARIO BATALI, ANTHONY BOURDAIN, RUTH REICHL and MARTHA STEWART, this delicious documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius has made him a living legend.

Documentary | 102 min. | R

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