Courtesy: SXSW


Among the many film standouts to premiere at SXSW 2019, Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy’s world premiere–directed by Elizabeth Carrol, with mix by Sonic Union’s Brian Goodheart and sound design by Sonic Union’s Rob Ballingall and Owen Shearer–promises optimism and delight on the rising love of food and culture programming.


Screening Section: Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Format: Documentary Feature

Country: Mexico, United States

Language: English, Spanish

Runtime: 68:00 mins


At five feet tall and 95 years old, Diana Kennedy is larger than life: a foul-mouthed fireball far more feisty and energetic than her age and petite frame let on. British ex-pat and the author of nine Mexican cookbooks, Diana has spent over sixty years researching and documenting the regional cuisines of Mexico on her own. Diana has lived ‘off-the-grid’ on an eight-acre ranch outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán since the 1970s: composting, growing her own crops, and using solar power to run her home.

Aware of her own mortality, she is working tirelessly to solidify the legacy of her life’s efforts, with the hope of turning her home into a foundation for culinary education in Mexico.

Film Screenings:


Mar 9, 2019

5:45pm —6:53pm

Alamo Ritz 1


Mar 10, 2019

12:00pm —1:08pm

Alamo Lamar A


Mar 13, 2019
9:00pm —10:08pm

Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema



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