Susan Feniger. Forked

USA | 2023 | 93 min. | Liz Lachman

In this “culinary disaster film,” experience the trials and tribulations of celebrity chef and Food Network host Susan Feniger as she sets out to create her first solo restaurant, Los Angeles’ multiethnic-focused Street, only for it all to go terribly wrong.

Director Liz Lachman, Producer Lisa Donmall-Reeve, and subject Susan Feniger scheduled to attend the May 15 screening.

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Monday, May 20 - Monday, May 27, 2024

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  • Matinee

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken built themselves into a dynamic chef duo despite many barriers against them as women. They rise through the cooking ranks and eventually open very successful restaurants and are featured on the Food Network. But after working together for so long, Feniger wants to push further, while Milliken is hesitant. That leads to Feniger going off on her own with the intent of opening her very own restaurant. Liz Lachman, Feniger’s partner, documents this new venture to open Street, a place that pushes culinary boundaries using cooking methods from across the globe. But what begins as a behind the scenes into this stressful and seemingly impossible undertaking, Susan Feniger. Forked turns into a journey of learning. Lachman weaves in trips abroad to sample foreign cuisine and beautiful recipes being cooked with scenes of Street’s metamorphosis. From an idea in Feniger’s head to actual construction work, the restaurant begins to form as Feniger and the hardworking crew hammer out other aspects needed for success. Carefully selected quotes help tell this story of creativity, backbreaking work, and presumed success that crumbles to failure. But in this failure’s aftermath, a refreshed Feniger and Milliken are ready to reunite and dive right back in.

—Joshua Ray Amiling

  • Director: Liz Lachman
  • Principal Cast: Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Barbara Fairchild
  • Country: USA, China, Vietnam
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 93 min.
  • Producer: Lisa Donmall-Reeve
  • Screenplay: Liz Lachman
  • Cinematographers: Liz Lachman, Doń Downie, Sarah Pierpoint, Liew Kek Hian
  • Editors: Joan Gill Amorim
  • Music: Miriam Cutler
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English, Vietnamese, Chinese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: LDR Creative