Documentary Feature | 95 minutes

HIFF 2021

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Produced by
Betsy West, Julie Cohen, Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein, Holly Siegel

José Andrés, Ina Garten, Jacques Pépin, Alex Prud’homme, Marcus Samuelsson, Phila Cousins, Danièle Delpeuch, Russell Morash, Sara Moulton, Ruth Reichl, Anne Willan

2021 | English | USA

JULIA brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s 12-year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961), which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose—and her fame—at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey.

• Please note: the time listed in the printed Film Guide was an error. The correct time for this film is Friday, October 8, at 2:45pm in Guild Hall.