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Homaro Cantu Documentary Debuting at SXSW

Filmmaker Brett A. Schwartz had unlimited access to Cantu for three years.

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Homaro Cantu
Homaro Cantu
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A documentary on the life of the late-Homaro Cantu will make its debut at this year's SXSW film festival, according to Chicagoist. Filmmaker Brett A. Schwartz spent three years with Cantu and interviews key people in his life for "Instatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story."

The film's debut comes in the wake of news that Moto, Cantu's Michelin-starred restaurant, will close after Valentine's Day service. The Alinea Group, which previously took over Cantu's shuttered iNG for the upcoming Roisterhave undetermined plans for the space. Cantu abruptly died in April.

Schwartz's film focuses on "a pivotal moment in his [Cantu's] career" and the story is described as one "that moves from redemption and inspiration to tragedy and back again." Former Chicago Tribune writer Mark Caro and former Moto general manager Trevor Rose-Hamblin are interviewed in the trailer, which can be viewed below. A premiere date for Chicago is unknown at this time. Stay tuned for more details.

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