SFDocFest: FUNKE

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First show: June 08

Evan Funke is maniacal about the artistry of handmade pasta — studying with Italian masters, kneading and rolling to perfect 188 of the 365 documented shapes. His dream was always to create the best restaurant in America celebrating the craft of handmade pasta, and he did…before walking away without a word. Years later, an opportunity arose to rebuild his reputation and establish a restaurant to showcase and preserve the art of pasta-making. Bracing for his comeback, Evan struggles to balance the artistic integrity of his craft, bureaucratic challenges of the restaurant industry, and the mistakes of his past to create the most talked-about food establishment in L.A.

Directed by Gabriel Taraboulsy, Alex Emanuele. USA. 89 mins. 2019

 

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