On September 6 after a presentation at the Deauville Film Festival, ‘Julie and Julia’ opened Ambassador Rivkin’s new series of avant-première showings at his residence in Paris with the film’s director Nora Ephron and star Meryl Streep.
The 100 guests included food opinion leaders and critics, young French and American chefs, and close friends of Julia and Paul Child. This showing celebrated Franco-American friendship in light of Julia Child’s unique relation with France, and moved forward the embassy’s agenda for deconstructing America’s “fast food” image and showing the interest of Americans in fine cuisine.
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