Saying that a documentary about a world-renowned chef could make your mouth water isn’t really impressive. But if a film could make you a fan of a country, a people, a cuisine, that’s something more powerful. Julia Patricia Perez’s Finding Gaston introduces the audience to one of Peru’s greatest cultural ambassadors, Gaston Acurio. The man, who appears at length in the film, is a bastion for every pepper, sauce and recipe native to his homeland, and he goes to incredible lengths to fortify the small Latin American nation as a haven for culinary treasures.
It is easy for Kelly McConville and Jeff Lee to reminisce about their youth. Both came from wrestling families, they competed together growing up, and were part of a national championship Greco Roman team in 1994. But as life often goes, they lost touch. What caused them to reconnect defies all odds.