KETCHUM — “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” will be the next installment in the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ film series. Screening will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Magic Lantern Cinemas, 100 Second St., Ketchum.
“Jeremiah Tower: the Last Magnificent” peers behind the kitchen doors to reveal the tension and creativity at California’s famous Chez Panisse. This iconic restaurant birthed the creation of California cuisine, the celebrity chef concept and the local food movement.
Produced by Anthony Bourdain — and featuring interviews with Wolfgang Puck, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and more — this 2016 documentary delves into Tower’s tumultuous departure from Chez Panisse, his celebrated Stars Restaurant in San Francisco and his nearly two-decade absence from the restaurant scene after vanishing into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
“When Jeremiah Tower created the Northern California Regional Dinner at Chez Panisse in 1976, no one could have anticipated the effect it would have on restaurants and cooking around the world. It’s nearly impossible to think of foodies, eating local or the organic food movement without that dinner menu. Jeremiah Tower is still an integral part of the food world, and his cuisine truly influenced how we eat today,” Kristine Bretall, director of performing arts at the center, said in a statement.
Tickets for “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” are: members of the center $10, nonmembers $12. To purchase tickets, call 208-726-9491 or go to www.sunvalleycenter.org" target="_blank">www.sunvalleycenter.org or visit the center’s box office at 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum.