Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros Saturday, December 23, 2023 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
One of the “Best Movies of 2023” —New York Times
Acclaimed filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (who turns 94 on January 1, 2024) explores the daily lives of the family running renowned French restaurant La Maison Troisgros—which has held three Michelin stars for the past five decades over four generations. The four-hour, mostly French-language film is set in central France and takes viewers through vegetable markets, cheese-making plants, and vineyards to behind the scenes in the kitchen with staff as they create, prepare, and present mouthwatering meals. The documentary is also a family portrait that focuses on third-generation chef Michel Troisgros as he passes the torch to his son.
Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.
Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.
Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
(France/USA, 2023, 240 minutes, in English and French with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, digital