2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

For Grace

Friday, March 20
11:00AM - 12:33PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave

"For Grace" follows Curtis Duffy on his journey toward building his dream restaurant in Chicago. Duffy was a troubled teen and only discovered his place in the kitchen after a teacher recognized his natural talent. After an unimaginable tragedy involving his parents, Duffy dove into his career and became one of the country's most renowned chefs. As development began on Grace, Duffy found himself at another point of crisis: his laser focus cost him his family. "For Grace" takes us behind the food and dives into the events and people that made Duffy who he is. It's a film about family, sacrifice, and the journey from tragedy to opening night at one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min

Director: Kevin Pang, Mark Helenowski

Executive Producer: Mark Helenowski, Kevin Pang

Music: The Hudson Branch


For Grace is the documentary debut by Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski. Pang is a filmmaker and James Beard Award-winning food writer for the Chicago Tribune. Helenowski, a Student Emmy recipient, is a Chicago-based filmmaker who has created commercial content for Gatorade, Nike and Virgin.

Sales Agent: Abby Davis, Preferred Content, 323-782-9193

Public Film Contact
Kevin Pang
For Grace Film

Publicity Contact
Tracy Nguyen-Chung



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