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Julia Child may be the best-known American TV cook of the 20th century.

Sony Pictures Classics recently released the first trailer for the documentary film about Child, entitled “Julia.”

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Image Source: Wikimedia Commons via Public Domain

According to the synopsis from Sony Pictures Classics, “Julia” will tell: “the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women.”

Child, the writer of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) became one of the earliest cooking stars of the television area, almost accidentally.

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Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian Image Source: F Delventhal via Flickr CC by 2.0

“Julia” tells of Child’s life, her troubles to get her famous book published – it has now sold more than 2.5 million copies – and her transition to unlikely TV star.

“Julia” features rare footage, personal photos, interviews, and first-person narratives, and cutting-edge cinematography to describe Child’s journey in food and fame.

The film is directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen – the directors of the Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary RBG.

“Julia” is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9th, with a wider release set for a later date at theaters and on streaming.

You can see the trailer here:

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