MONDAY MAY 30
A CNN FILM
From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RBG), JULIA tells the story of Julia Child, the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and women’s roles in American life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising and empowering path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her emergence as an unlikely television sensation in her fifties. The film illuminates Julia Child’s casual upheaval of the male-dominated culinary and television worlds, as she almost single-handedly crashed the ‘boys’ party’ at the highest levels of creative gastronomy, shattering established notions that the only women Americans wanted to see on TV were young, submissive, and conventionally beautiful.