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Gunpowder & Sky Nab Worldwide Rights to Filipino Food Doc ‘Ulam: Main Dish’

Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky has taken the worldwide distribution rights to Alexandra Cuerdo’s documentary “Ulam: Main Dish.”

The festival player, a celebration and account of the Filipino food movement rising on the U.S. culinary scene, will begin a limited theatrical release on Dec. 1 before hitting numerous streaming video platforms.

The film was chosen by late culinary titan Jonathan Gold as a special screening for the inaugural Los Angeles Times Food Bowl in 2017. Gold called the film a “love letter to Filipino cooking in America.”

Subjects include celebrity chef Alvin Cailan, creator of L.A. favorite Eggslut and the Usual; Food and Wine’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year winner Chad and Chase Valencia and their shop Lasa; Nicole Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad, creators of New York City’s Maharlika and Jeepney; and Angeleno Andre Guerrero of The Oinkster, Maximiliano and The Little Bear.

“A rising tide lifts all boats. I hope ULAM inspires people to be proud of their immigrant heritage, to trust that there is an audience for diverse stories and to push for representation on all fronts — in our kitchens, in our theaters and in our own lives,” Cuerdo said in a statement.

“Main Dish” was produced by Kidlat Entertainment, Cuerdo, John Floresca and Rey Cuerdo.

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