Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy

At five feet tall and 95 years old, Diana Kennedy is larger than life: a foul-mouthed fireball far more feisty and energetic than her age and petite frame let on. British ex-pat and the author of nine Mexican cookbooks, Diana has spent over sixty years researching and documenting the regional cuisines of Mexico on her own. Diana has lived ‘off-the-grid’ on an eight-acre ranch outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán since the 1970’s: composting, growing her own crops, and using solar power to run her home. Aware of her own mortality, she is working tirelessly to solidify the legacy of her life’s efforts, with the hope of turning her home into a foundation for culinary education in Mexico.

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Elizabeth Carroll




Director: Elizabeth Carroll
Executive Producer: Jonathan Gould, Anna Godas, Margaret Martin
Producer: Dan Braun, Elizabeth Carroll
Cinematographer: Paul Mailman, Andrei Zakow
Editor: Jordan Schulkin
Sound Designer: Christopher Schneider
Music: Graham Reynolds, Dan Teicher
Principal Cast: Diana Kennedy, Jose Andres, Gabriela Camara, Alice Waters, Fran McCullough
Additional Credits: Co-Editor: Jordan Schulkin, Co-Producer : Gina Abatemarco, Co-Producer: Shaw Lash, Associate Editor: Kendra Elliott, Associate Editor: Chelsea Searles, Associate Producer: Kendra Elliott, Animator: Angelique Georges, Additional Animation: Jennifer Scales


Public Film Contact
Elizabeth Carroll
Honeywater Films
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
Sales Agent
Dan Braun, Submarine Entertainment
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["Mexico", "United States"]
Language: English, Spanish
Runtime: 68:00 mins