For moviegoers over 40, Jon Favreau is still the heartbroken schlub from Swingers , his 1996 writing debut, in which he mortified himself on an…
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Film buffs at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deemed Jon Favreau’s Chef and Alan Hicks’ documentary Keep On Keepin’ On the best of the fest, voting both films audience award winners.

Prizes for the honor include $25,000 each for the filmmakers and an additional festival screening on Sunday, the festival’s last day. An added feather in Hicks’ cap: Radius-TWC picked up worldwide distribution rights to his doc. He also won the juried prize for new documentary director earlier in the week.

Keep On Keepin’ On chronicles jazz legend Clark Terry’s mentorship of a young blind piano prodigy.

Chef features Favreau as hotshot chef who loses his prestigious gig and hits the road to open a food truck and reconnect with his son. The film also stars John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.


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