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Très Bien: The Big Heart Of The Big Kitchen

Airs Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

“Tres Bien” tells the story of the life and times of San Diego icon, Judy, “T...

Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Hammond

Above: “Tres Bien” tells the story of the life and times of San Diego icon, Judy, “The Beauty,” Forman (pictured) and her landmark restaurant, The Big Kitchen.

“Très Bíen: The Big Heart Of The Big Kitchen” tells the story of Judy Forman, who, in 1980 bought the The Big Kitchen — a diner in the Golden Hill area of South Park.

Judy, a vibrant personality, was a trained social worker and The Big Kitchen quickly turned into a community sanctuary for social justice and activism, as well as a mecca for artists, locals, politicians, feminists, eccentrics and the gay community.

The documentary tells the story of Judy’s life while capturing her unique, vivacious personality and worldview — as well the people whose lives have been affected by her compassion and commitment to community.

The film is a moving testament, chronicling The Big Kitchen’s evolution from local greasy spoon to becoming a San Diego icon.

Connect with The Big Kitchen on Facebook.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Hammond

Exterior photo of The Big Kitchen sign, located at 3003 Grape St. in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego, Calif. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tres Bíen: The Big Heart Of The Big Kitchen

Meet Judy Forman, who, in 1980 bought the The Big Kitchen- a diner in the Golden Hill area of South Park, San Diego. Judy, a vibrant personality, was a trained social worker and The Big Kitchen quickly turned into a community sanctuary for social justice and activism, as well as a mecca for artists, locals, politicians, feminists, eccentrics and the gay community.

Directed and Produced by Jon Hammond.

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