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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story

Thursday, March 17
11:15AM - 12:53PM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd

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At the age of 27, innovative chef and inventor Homaro Cantu helped put Chicago on the culinary map when he opened his first restaurant “Moto” in the city’s untapped Fulton Market meatpacking district. Virtually overnight, Cantu rose to the rank of celebrity chef and became famous for his “molecular gastronomy” approach to cooking. Cantu’s meteoric rise to fame masked an early life of poverty, homelessness, and even physical and emotional abuse. Filmed over a period of three years with remarkable access, INSATIABLE follows Cantu at a pivotal moment in his career and takes you on a dizzying and thrilling ride, in a story that moves from redemption and inspiration to tragedy and back again.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min

Director: Brett A. Schwartz

Executive Producer: Brett A. Schwartz

Producer: Brett A. Schwartz

Cinematographer: Brett A. Schwartz

Editor: Brett A. Schwartz

Sound Designer: Mark Bandy

Additional Credits: Color Correction: George Patay, Graphic Art, Photography, Website: Nico Marcellino

Principal Cast: Homaro Cantu, Angela Cantu-Reeder, Richie Farina, Trevor Hamblin-Rose, Harold Plein, Scott Trotter, Bill Miller, Andrew Stern, Dan Schwarzlose, Susie Swithers


Brett A. Schwartz is an award-winning filmmaker who has been producing documentaries since 1995. Schwartz directed and produced MASHED MEDIA (2010) which aired on PBS and is distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. His work has aired on MSNBC, Bravo, HGTV, and PBS. Schwartz received a Master's from Stanford's Documentary Film Program.

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