10 SXSW 2014 Movies People Will Be Talking About

chef

Chef

As an actor and filmmaker, Jon Favreau started out small. His breakthrough film Swingers, which he wrote and starred in, cost $200,000 — in other words, about 1/800th of the cost of Cowboys & Aliens, his last directorial effort, which flopped back in 2011. So, like so many have before him, Favreau is going Back To His Roots for his latest effort, a small-scale comedy/drama about, significantly enough, an artist (this time a chef) who goes back to his roots (a food truck) “in an effort to reclaim his creative promise.” Chef is the opening night movie, so we’ll see if either Favreau or his protagonist manage to pull that off.