Greenwich Entertainment released the official trailer for Love, Charlie, the first documentary to chronicle the life and legacy of Chicago superstar chef Charlie Trotter. Charlie Trotter was a rock star among the first celebrity chefs revolutionizing American cuisine, but his meteoric rise came at a price.
Featured in the documentary are Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Grant Achatz, Norman Van Aken, Carrie Nahabedian, Farmer Lee Jones, Della Gossett, Michelle Gayer, David LeFevre, Guillermo Tellez, Reggie Watkins, Rahm Emanuel, Gordon Sinclair, Art Smith, and Rick Bayless.
Directed by Rebecca Halpern, Love, Charlie, an official selection of Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, Florida and Newport Beach film festivals, opens in select theaters and on VOD on November 18.
Chef Charlie Trotter revolutionized American cuisine and paved the way for today’s celebrity chefs. His eponymous Chicago restaurant was one of the world’s top dining destinations. To his employees, Chef Charlie Trotter was an enigmatic guru. To the media, he was an overbearing perfectionist. But to those who loved him, he was Chuck, a fun-loving dreamer whose passion knew no bounds. With exclusive access to never-before-seen archival materials, Love, Charlie is a searing portrait of what happens when a person’s identity becomes intrinsically tied to their work; and an epic cautionary tale of what can happen when that work fades away.
Watch the official trailer for Love, Charlie.
“A complicated chef with an enduring legacy.”