For Grace

Mark Helenowski & Kevin Pang

Curtis Duffy, a Columbus, OH teen who fought and stole for the thrill, discovered his place in the kitchen after a home economics teacher nurtured his talents. After an unimaginable tragedy involving his parents, Duffy doubled down on his cooking career. Soon, his intense drive earned him accolades as one of the country's most renowned chefs, working alongside culinary icons Charlie Trotter and Grant Achatz. But as he began building his dream restaurant in Chicago, called Grace, Duffy found himself in another point of personal crisis: his laser focus cost him his marriage and two young daughters.

FOR GRACE is a documentary about food, family, sacrifice, and the journey from concrete box to opening night of one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants. Directed by Mark Helenowski and the Chicago Tribune's Kevin Pang. Official Selection, South by Southwest Film Festival, HotDocs, Doc NYC, Seattle International and Melbourne International Film Festivals.

FOR GRACE was the Opening Night film for the 2016 Midwest Independent Film Festival on Tuesday, February 2nd.

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SXSW Breakout Hit FOR GRACE Opens 2016 Midwest Independent Film Festival


WGN Radio: Opening Night Preview!

Published Feb. 02, 2016 @ WGN Radio

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