• Funke

    Directed by Gabriel Taraboulsy
    USA | 89 minutes | Dinner and a Movie


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Gab Taraboulsy’s engrossing portrait of pasta chef and “culinary storyteller” Evan Funke is both a dramatic look at the fraught lead-up to the opening of Funke’s Felix Trattoria in Venice, CA, and a celebration of the old-world techniques used by Funke and his team. Delicious!


January 14, 2019 3:30 PM   Tickets not available
Tickets not available

film synopsis

You can be forgiven for thinking that the delicious aroma of handmade pasta bubbling away to delectable perfection is wafting down from the screen in director Gab Taraboulsy's engrossing documentary portrait of master chef and "culinary storyteller" Evan Funke. The Felix Trattoria in Venice, CA, has elevated the art of Italy's signature contribution to world cuisine through Funke's use of the old-world techniques learned at the feet of "maestra" Alessandra Spisni in Bologna. Taraboulsy uncovers Funke's secrets, both professional and personal - the film relays the tattooed chef's pariah-like status after his initial foray into the restaurant world, Bucato, crashed and burned amidst rumors of fraud - in the fraught lead-up to the Felix Trattoria's 2017 opening. Along the way, Taraboulsy shines a light on the chef's philosophy and doesn't skimp on gorgeous images (sure to warm the hearts of foodies everywhere) of delicate orecchiette and pappardelle lovingly made from scratch.

film details

Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 89 minutes
Language: English
Director: Gabriel Taraboulsy
Producers: Jay Holzer, Cecile Murias, Gab Taraboulsy, Alexander Emanuele
Primary Company: Tastemade/Submarine
Cinematographers: Robert Vroom, Gareth Paul Cox
Editor: Alexander Emanuele
Music: Steven Gutheinz

guests in attendance

Director Gabriel Taraboulsy, Producer Alexander Emanuele and Chef Evan Funke

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