Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Headed Back to Theaters Again This September
El Jefe is back! More Cubanos for everybody! Open Road Films has announced a re-release of the beloved summer indie comedy Chef, written, directed by and starring Jon Favreau. If you haven't already seen the film (or even if you have already!) they're offering you another chance to catch this up on the big screen. Although I would say this is probably best eaten while preparing you're own feast of a meal, because all it will make you want is the best food you can possibly eat during and after. We already raved about Chef when in our Sound Off but I'm always happy to keep highlighting it, especially during re-release. SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta listed it as one of the best films of the summer. We recommend seeing it whenever you get a chance.
THR hints this is an awards push, adding that Chef will be re-released in "600 to 800 theaters across the country" with a focus on awards. "Members of the film industry guilds and organizations will be able to see Chef for free." Note: We say September because it will definitely play past the weekend well into September.
Here's the news from the @ChefTheFilm account announcing their re-release for August 29th nationwide:
— Chef The Film (@ChefTheFilm) August 19, 2014
Tweet: "You asked for it & we're delivering! #ChefMovie is returning to theaters NATIONWIDE on Aug 29!"
When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. Chef is written and directed by Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man), first premiered at SXSW, and opened in theaters earlier this May. Sound Off.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014
Just saw the film. Highly recommend it!
Nielsen700 on Aug 19, 2014
Really glad to hear about this. Although it won't be released here (South Korea) I want more eyes on this film!
DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2014
Never got a chance to see this film, glad it's making another round, hopefully I can catch this time.
Justin R on Aug 19, 2014
VERY enjoyable movie, from start to finish. Glad to hear this.
Nick Sears on Aug 19, 2014
It is a really good commentary on Jon's perspective of how films should be made in a sense. When you think about this film as his message of what it is like struggling to have creative freedoms in terms of his work while the struggle of producers and studio heads forcing their own image of how a movie should be done. It's actually quite interesting when you think about it this way because the food truck is independent from the ties of a big name restaurants and the indie film like the food truck in the sense without a studio production behind it because from the beginning there is nothing in front of the movie except for the title
Darren Geeter on Aug 20, 2014
I'm hopeful that I'll actually be able to see it this time. It was in limited release in the DC area - and the closest to my home or 2 jobs was still an hour away, not along the route for any of them. *crossing fingers* that one of the 6 theaters along my routes will be showing this film.
VAharleywitch on Aug 20, 2014
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