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A Fine Line

Thursday September 21 | 6:00pm



Rosecliff Ballroom

Rules & Guidelines

live music
open bar
cocktails & hors d'oeuvres served



In Partnership with Newport Mansions Wine + Food Festival

6:00PM - Wine (provided my Newport Wine Cellar and Gourmet) + Hors d'oeuvres (provided by Blackstone Caterers) on the Rosecliff Terrace w/ Live Music by the Lois Vaughan Trio

7:00PM - Film, followed by conversation with Director Joanna James and Chef, food writer, media personality, Annie Copps

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A Fine Line explores why only 6 percent of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, when historically and traditionally women have always held the central role in the kitchen.  Hearing perspectives and experiences from world-renowned chefs, including: World’s Best Female Chef Dominique Crenn, Emmy Award Winning TV Host Lidia Bastianich, Two Michelin Star Chef April Bloomfield, First Female Iron Chef Cat Cora and Boston's very own, Barbara Lynch.  Meanwhile getting to the heart of what is needed today to empower women across all industries, by following the personal story of a New England, small town restaurateur with a larger than life personality Valerie James. A single mother on a mission to do what she loves, while raising two kids and the odds stacked against her. An uplifting true American success story about perseverance, immigration, family and food. 

Run time: 70 minutes
Director(s): Joanna James
Producer(s): Joanna James, Anastasia Ganias-Gellin and Katy Jordan