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

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 follows him and his students on their mission to build the greatest French restaurant in the United States, creating Oscar Nominated “Knife Skills.”

Show Notes

  • 0:55 - Oscar-Nominated Knife Skills

  • 1:01 - Thomas Lennon and Brandon Chrostowski

  • 2:13 - Brandon’s Goal

  • 4:27 - Selecting the Students

  • 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

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