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“City of Gold” charts the journey of Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold as he explores the culinary world of his beloved Los Angeles. Fuelled by a passionate curiosity and a stunning intellect, Gold unearths the hidden mysteries of Los Angeles’ underground culinary culture one meal at a time.
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There, he finds a rarely glimpsed world that departs from the high-brow restaurants of the Hollywood mainstream culture. Combing through the city’s urban metropolis, he seeks out new food experiences in the most unlikely and overlooked places to get to the heart of of Los Angeles’ gastronomic and cultural diversity.
A favourite at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, “City of Gold” offers up an extraordinary portrayal of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved food critics. Award-winning director Laura Gabbert paints a stunningly sympathetic portrait of a critic who changed not only the way food was consumed, but the way in which his passion was translated into writing, and how that writing then went on to change the lives of those he wrote about. It is a story of how the soul of a city manifests itself in food, and how one man’s passion for food and cultural diversity can redefine the public’s perception of his City of Gold.