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

04/19/2017

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Cast

Anthony Bourdain Himself / Self - Author / Television Personality
Mario Batali Himself / Self - Chef / Restaurateur
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 Self - Reservations Manager
Wolfgang Puck Self - Chef / Restaurateur
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lydia Tenaglia, Morgan Fallon

Cast

Anthony Bourdain Himself / Self - Author / Television Personality
Mario Batali Himself / Self - Chef / Restaurateur
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 Self - Reservations Manager
Wolfgang Puck Self - Chef / Restaurateur
Ruth Reichl Self - Author / Former Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet Magazine
Jeremiah Tower Self - Chef / Restaurateur
Alice Waters Self - Owner, Chez Panisse / Restaurateur
Stephen Torres Self - Director, Roots of American Food Festival
James Villas Self - Former Food and Wine Editor, Town and Country Magazine
Jonathan Waxman Self - Chef / Restaurateur
Gregg Lowery Self - Friend
Alexandra Tower Ewers Self - Niece
Peter Tower Self - Nephew
Sharon Bacon Self - Former Waitress, Chez Panisse / Aisstant to Jeremiah Tower, Stars

Producers

Anthony Bourdain Executive Producer
Amy Entelis Executive Producer
Susan Porretta Producer
Gillian Brown Producer
Rachael Jerahian Producer
Courtney Sexton Producer
Krista Ruane Producer

Editors

Eric Lasby

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