THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION d Maya Gallus, Canada, 2018, 75 min, English Saturday, October 13 @ 7:30pm
There's something radical about the chefs in THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION: none are men. Veteran documentarian Maya Gallus's timely film shows how gifted women are transforming kitchen culture and grappling with its hierarchies and misogyny. Visiting with pioneering chefs in France, London, New York and Toronto, we see that not all female chefs have given up the hierarchical game – there seems to be some payback! – but THE HEAT concerns itself with why more attention is not paid to the few women who counter the macho stereotype of culinary cowboys ruling over fiercely stratified kitchens. While a generation fought to get out of the kitchen, another is fighting to get back in – and to be in quiet control. Opening Night Film, Hot Docs 2018.
Festival and program screenings take place in Gwen Shea Hall at Centre Wakefield La Pêche located at 38 chemin de la Vallée-de-Wakefield.