Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972,... read more
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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America’s top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After several years, Tower mysteriously walked away from Stars and then 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.

Original Release

07/29/2016

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Cast

Anthony Bourdain Himself
Martha Stewart Herself
Mario Batali Himself
Tammy Klein Margaret's Girlfriend
Richard Neill Russian Uncle
Francesca De Luca Margot Fonteyn
Shondale Seymour Margaret Tower
Rocston Issock Young Jeremiah Tower
Meredith Thomas Denise Hale
Samantha Talbott Herself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lydia Tenaglia, Morgan Fallon

Cast

Anthony Bourdain Himself
Martha Stewart Herself
Mario Batali Himself
Tammy Klein Margaret's Girlfriend
Richard Neill Russian Uncle
Francesca De Luca Margot Fonteyn
Shondale Seymour Margaret Tower
Rocston Issock Young Jeremiah Tower
Meredith Thomas Denise Hale
Samantha Talbott Herself
Wolfgang Puck Himself
Ruth Reichl Herself
Jeremiah Tower Himself
Alice Waters Herself
Stephen Torres Himself - Director, Roots of American Food Festival
James Villas Himself - Former Food and Wine Editor, Town and Country Magazine
Jonathan Waxman Himself - Chef
Kevin Friedman Himself - Restaurateur
Gregg Lowery Himself - Friend
Alexandra Tower Ewers Herself - Niece

Producers

Editors

Eric Lasby

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