Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meryl Streep launches film series at Ambassador’s residence

US Embassy Paris Photo

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.

From the US Embassy press release: This film has particular significance for the U.S. Mission to France given Julia Child’s uniquely American relationship both with the Foreign Service and with France (DS: Julia was once an EFM). The President of Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, which Julia Child attended in the early 60s, presented Meryl Streep and Nora Ephron with honorary diplomas.

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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