City of Gold (2015)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 32m
“I’m an L.A. guy, I drive. I am my truck, my truck is me”

From Oaxacan grasshopper soup and tonkotsu ramen to Korean tacos and boiled ox penis, City of Gold follows the late, great Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold as he traverses the City of Angels sampling its hidden culinary treasures. Being the first food critic to receive a Pulitzer Prize, Gold was known for his vivid prose and warm, unpretentious personality. Nowhere were these qualities better encapsulated than in this impassioned cinematic portrait from director Laura Gabbert. As we watch Gold circumnavigate the city, we quickly understand why he had such a meaningful impact on food writing and the multicultural growth of the L.A. culinary scene.

“A consistently delightful and endearing film about food, culture, family and writing” — 4:3


Laura Gabbert




United States