Julia tells the story of legendary cookbook author and television superstar Julia Child, who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Child's surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961), which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose—and her fame—at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RBG, My Name Is Pauli Murray).
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West.