Join newportFILM in partnership with Newport Mansions Wine + Food Festival for an evening of wine tastings and savories followed by an exclusive sneak peek of FUNKE. This film will be shown to Newport audiences before it’s world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival!
When prodigious chef Evan Funke inexplicably walks away from his critically acclaimed restaurant his life and career are thrust into a dark vortex. Years later, still healing from the pain of emotional and financial ruin, Evan begins mounting his comeback, eyeing the most competitive street in America as a stage for the dying art of handmade pasta. Reconnecting with the best artisan pasta makers in the world, Funke finds himself fighting to fulfill his artistic destiny while battling the impossibly volatile LA restaurant industry.
|Wine + small bites provided by Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet, Fishers Island Lemonade, Blackstone Caterers and Atria Aquidneck Place w/ Live Music by the Lois Vaughan Trio on the Rosecliff Terrace
|Film, followed by conversation in the ballroom