Très Bien: The Big Heart Of The Big Kitchen
Airs Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS 2
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Hammond
“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.
Directed and Produced by Jon Hammond.
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