Documentary Feature | 95 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/8/2021


Directed by
Julie Cohen
Betsy West

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

Executive Produced by
Michael Rosenberg
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Courtney Sexton
Amy Entelis
Bob Spitz
Alex Prud’homme
Oren Jacoby

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.