15738 Wed, 12/10/2008 - 1:08pm
NEW YORK–The journey of three inner-city students as they train for a cooking championship unfolds in the film “Pressure Cooker,” which can be seen tonight at a special screening at the IFC Center here.
From co-director Jennifer Grausman, the daughter of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) founder Richard Grausman, the documentary follows a team from a Philadelphia high school as they learn culinary skills under the guidance of a passionate yet demanding teacher.
The film premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it received a special commendation from the documentary jury, and has since been shown at a number of film festivals in such places as Denver; Aspen, Colo.; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tonight’s screening at the IFC begins at 8 p.m.
Founded in 1990, C-CAP works with public schools nationwide to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the culinary industry.