Oscar-Nominated Indie, Foreign And Documentary Film Shorts

Feb 7, 2014

Can you name one of the Academy Award nominated short films for this year? Let our film critics help you out. 

An unconventional dish from Chicago restaurant Alinea, one of three eateries featured in the documentary 'Spinning Plates.'
Credit Kimberly Vardeman / Flickr-CC

On Friday's Up to Date, our independent, foreign, and documentary film critics look at some of the lesser-known Oscar nominees, plus Spinning Plates, a documentary that gives audiences a taste of what it's like to own a restaurant.

We talk with Grant Achatz, the chef behind Chicago's culinary performance-art restaurant Alinea about his role in Spinning Plates and his career that almost came to a halt when he was diagnosed with cancer.