CITY OF GOLD, the documentary which chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles, opens Friday April 1st at the O Cinema in Wynwood.
Gold has long been adored in his hometown for his cultural writing about LA’s hidden culinary treasures; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills.
With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless immigrant chefs, newly discovered by voracious foodies who avidly track his reviews. CITY OF GOLD explores the rigor, knowledge, and curiosity that make Gold’s style of criticism nationally recognized. Mapping Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, Jonathan Gold reveals a complex, paradoxical urban landscape that will surprise newcomers and locals alike.
Featuring celebrity chefs Roy Choi, David Chang, and Ludo Lefebvre, as well as the chefs and owners behind some of Gold’s favorites: Jitlada (Thai), Guelaguetza (Oaxacan), Meals by Genet (Ethiopian), and Chengdu Taste (Sichuan). CITY OF GOLD offers the rare opportunity to discover the true Los Angeles through the eyes of its foremost cultural writer, and most loyal fan.
Watch the trailer on You Tube here: https://youtu.be/__2uT1cZWkY
Here's what the critics are saying.
“City of Gold transcends its modest methods, largely because it connects Mr. Gold’s appealing personality with a passionate argument about the civic culture of Los Angeles and the place of food within it.”
– NEW YORK TIMES
“In essence, City of Gold is a celebration of a critic who helped define a city by what it eats. And at a bargain price. So take notes, and dig in.”
– ROLLING STONE
CITY OF GOLD is directed by Laura Gabbert. Producers are Laura Gabbert and Holly Becker, Executive Producers are Braxton Pope and Jamie Wolf. Music is by Bobby Johnston. Cinematography is by Goro Toshima and Jerry Henry. Greg King and William Haugse ACE are the editors.
CITY OF GOLD Screening times :
Fri, Apr 1st @ 7pm
Sat, Apr 2nd @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
Sun, Apr 3rd @ 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
Mon, Apr 4th @ 7pm & 9pm
Tue, Apr 5th @ 7pm & 9pm
Wed, Apr 6th @ 9:30pm
Thu, Apr 7th @ 7pm & 9pm
And take the opportunity to visit some of the great dining spots in Wynwood before and/or after:
James Beard Semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, Alter and also visit their new courtyard bar
Casual tacos and fresh sides and open late at Coyo Taco
Creative Peruvian bistro cuisine at GK Bistronomie
New Asian fusion hotspot, KYU
New American gastrobar and restaurant, Beaker & Gray
And of course grab that needed shot of caffeine at Panther Coffee.
90 NW 29th St
305 571 9970