2016 Doc Week: CITY OF GOLD

| 2016 | 1 hr. 31 min. | | ,
directed by Laura Gabbert

Friday August 05, 2016


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by Laura Gabbert

Jonathan Gold

Introduction by Joan Nathan, an award-winning American cookbook author, and a skype Q&A with director Laura Gabbert. 

CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food culture of the city, Los Angeles. Gold has been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much care as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless recent immigrants cooking the food in their homes. CITY OF GOLD also explores the rigor, knowledge and compassion that makes Jonathan’s style of criticism stand apart. City of Gold offers the rare opportunity to see LA through the eyes of its foremost cultural writer and most loyal fan.

Laura GabbertDocumentary director Laura Gabbert’s critically acclaimed films deploy full measures of humor and drama to unflinchingly put a human face on such difficult social issues as aging, the environment, and AIDS. Her film No Impact Man, which the Los Angeles Times called “terrifically entertaining, compelling and extremely funny,” premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and played theatrically in over 30 cities. Her previous film Sunset Story won multiple awards, including prizes at Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festival. About it, New York Times critic Manohla Dargis wrote, “Perfect of its kind…Sunset Story may break your heart, but it will also make your day.”


"It's a documentary that is ostensibly a profile of a man, but is really about the vibrant city he inhabits, beyond the Hollywood sheen and the grit of Compton." - Molly Eichel, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A colorful and loving tribute to the kinds of restaurants that food critics once ignored - and a few fancy places as well." - Maura Judkis, Washington Post
"It's a neat little bit of hagiography, dwelling fondly on his quirks, but that's OK. For people who want to taste the world, Gold is a patron saint." - Devra First, The Boston Globe

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