Cultural Capital: Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Fri, Oct 16, 2020
7 to 7:45 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Registration required.
Film and Conversation



A light-skinned adult looks forward (to the viewer's right) intently. They wear a pale peach top, tortoiseshell glasses, pink lipstick, and their dark brown hair is pulled back in a bun.
Join us for a film screening and conversation.

Event Description

Cultural Capital: Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Join us for a conversation about Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy, a new documentary about the “Julia Child of Mexico,” or as she prefers it “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine,” Diana Kennedy. Director Elizabeth Carroll joins Joahna Hernandez, founder of Manos de Maiz, and Fany Gerson, chef and founder of La Newyorkina to discuss the legacy of the 92-year-old chef and cookbook author.

The film will be available for viewing October 15-19, so NMWA audiences can watch the film before the conversation. Both the film and conversation are included in your ticket.

About the Film:

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (72 minutes) provides an intimate look at Diana Kennedy, the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Kennedy has made lasting impacts on Mexican cuisine both in Mexico and around the world. The film also features extensive interviews with famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara, and Alice Waters

This Cultural Capital program is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and the Mexican Cultural Institute.