For Grace


"For Grace" is the revealing feature-length documentary by Chicago filmmakers Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski. The film follows the building of the restaurant Grace from concrete box to its opening night, showing as few films have before, the exacting standards required in luxury dining.

It’s a story about food, family, balance and sacrifice. It also revisits Chef Duffy's turbulent childhood: How a middle school home economics teacher recognized cooking talent in a troubled teenager, how an unimaginable tragedy made Duffy seek refuge in the kitchen, and how cooking ultimately exacted a price.

The filmmakers spent four years filming, editing and producing their debut documentary.