Joanna James ‘A Fine Line’ doc screens at GlobeDocs Film Festival
“I didn’t care about money ‘cause I knew I was going to make it. I believed in myself. Why shouldn’t I do what I love?” says Valerie James in the documentary “A Fine Line” which closes the third annual GlobeDocs Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Joanna James’s documentary ‘A Fine Line’ shines light on the struggles faced by female chefs
In Joanna James’s documentary “A Fine Line,” Barbara Lynch, Lidia Bastianich, April Bloomfield, and other well-known women from the food world detail the challenges they faced on their way to celebrated careers in an industry where fewer than 7 percent of restaurants are helmed by female chefs or owners. But it’s the filmmaker’s mother, Valerie James, owner of Val’s Restaurant in Holden, who brings the story close to home.