Last Chance: “Spinning Plates” at Santa Barbara

Today is your last chance to see the culinary doc that’s hitting all the right notes at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

Spinning Plates has received great reviews from critics and cinephiles alike, touching on its coalescence of the culinary arts with an inspiring narrative that seldom reaches the public: the plight of the restaurateur.  The final screening of this documentary will take place at 4:30 PM, alongside The Chef at the Little Washington,  at Lobero Theatre.

Get your tickets now for this film at it’s Festival Genius scheduling page.


Spinning Plates is a feature documentary film about three restaurants, extraordinary for what they are today as well as for the challenges they have overcome: a cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion; a 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community; and a fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are putting everything they have on the line just to make enough to survive and provide for their young daughter.

This film features renowned chefs Grant Achatz of Chicago’s Alinea and Thomas Keller of California’s The French Laundry. / Abridged and adapted from Austin Film Festival

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  2. Clarence says:

    I love the Santa Barbara FF, good times and great movies to be seen. Get on the whole process early though, things book up and tickets sell out quite quickly, you don’t want be left behind with this event! I found that the Sandman Inn ( is a solid choice for hotels and incredibly affordable too!