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New Documentary ‘Constructing Albert’ Looks at the Life of a Culinary Trailblazer

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  • A new documentary called Constructing Albert chronicles three years in the life of acclaimed Spanish chef Albert Adrià. The film tells the story of how the chef opened a handful of Barcelona restaurants — including the acclaimed Tickets and 41°— serving versions of the forward-thinking cuisine that Albert and his brother Ferran pioneered at their landmark, now-closed restaurant El Bulli. In an enthusiastic review, New York Times critic Glenn Kenny writes that the film “shows how these meals are built from the ground up” while also exploring “the economic anxieties of creating these businesses.” The documentary lands at the IFC Theater in NYC this Friday and will open in LA on July 13. Here’s the trailer:

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