Edwin’s Restaurant Reforms Ex-Inmates in Oscar-Nominee 'Knife Skills'

Brandon Chrostowski was given a second chance at life when he faced a judge after having a run-in with the law. Rather than taking it for what it was, Brandon was determined to provide the same chance to others, so he created Edwin’s, a restaurant staffed entirely by formerly incarcerated adults. Filmmaker Thomas Lennon followed him and his students on their mission to build the greatest French restaurant in the United States, creating Oscar-nominated “Knife Skills.”

Show Notes

  • 7:07 - Learning More than Knife Skills
  • 10:51 - Challenges of Building a Doc
  • 15:45 - Giving Back
  • 18:42 - The Human Face of Life After Prison
  • 20:42 - Life After Filming