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The Gene Siskel Film Series – 42 Grams Thursday, May 3, 2018

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The Gene Siskel Film Series – 42 Grams

  • Date: May 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm TO 9:00 pm
  • Price: $8 – $11
    $11 online, $13 at the door

Q&A with the film’s director Jack Newell


The Gene Siskel Film Series continues with the award-winning documentary 42 Grams, an intimate portrait of how chef Jake Bickelhaupt evolved from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to being a culinary celebrity in less than a year and the toll it takes on his personal life.

“The ‘42 Grams’ documentary is a fitting tribute to the departed Michelin-starred restaurant.” –Michael S, Time Out Chicago

Chicago chef Jake Bickelhaupt’s pursuit of two Michelin stars as the fulfillment of his take on the American dream is chronicled in this intimate documentary tracing the rise and demise of 42 Grams, the chef’s much-lauded restaurant. This refined temple of haute cuisine, located for a time in a repurposed fast-food joint in Chicago’s seedy Uptown neighborhood, grew out of an elite supper club that Bickelhaupt and his then-wife Alexa hosted in their small apartment, serving fifteen-course dinners to small groups of guests. Director Newell follows the trajectory of the dream, as hope, ambition, and success are newly seasoned with discord for an unexpected recipe for the future.


Jack Newell, Director

Jack C. Newell is an award-winning writer, director, producer, actor, and public artist whose work has been experienced worldwide. He is the Program Director of The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City, the co-creator of Destroy Your Art, and the co-creator of the public art project, The Wabash Lights. Newell’s credits.


Adult tickets are $11 in advance and $13 at the door.
Student tickets are $8 and require a valid student ID.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

Seating is general admission.


If you have any questions please contact Special Events & Film Director, Jamie Hall at jamie@gortoncenter.org