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See The New Documentary On Famed Chef Homaro Cantu Next Week

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 21, 2016 2:50PM

In the heyday of Moto, Chef Homaro Cantu's restaurant/science lab, it seemed like there was nothing the man couldn't do. He worked with NASA to develop cooking technology, held patents for food manipulation devices, gave TED talks, shot lasers into wine glasses and started a self-contained hydroponic farm in his basement. Sadly, his brilliant career was cut short by his death last year at age 38. Now, a new documentary has been released that chronicles his life, and there's a screening in Chicago on Monday.

Insatiable: The Homato Cantu Story takes an in-depth look at the life and career of this brilliant man. It's been screened at film festivals all over the nation and has gotten rave reviews, but this is one of the few chances for Chicagoans to see it on the big screen.

On Oct. 24, as part of the Chicago International Film Festival, a screening will take place at AMC Theaters River East 21 at 6:15 p.m., and will be followed by a reception with bites from former Moto Chef Richie Farina. The Chicago premiere took place on Oct. 17, and this is only the second time Chicagoans will get to see the film. Tickets are still available.

The trailer is below. If you want to learn more about Cantu or Moto, check out this article about the chef and this one about his restaurant.

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story Trailer from StoryScreen (Brett A. Schwartz) on Vimeo.