Peter Stein – S01E09

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Filmmaker Peter Stein

IndieHouse SF Podcast

Welcome to Episode 9 of the IndieHouse SF Podcast. Join us each episode as we get to know the SF film community, one filmmaker at a time.

First Thing

Watch Peter’s documentary on Chef Jacques Pépin Friday May 26th, 9pm on KQED American Masters: Jacques Pépin: The Art of the Craft

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This film tells the story of the famous French chef Jacques Pépin from his beginnings in France to worldwide stardom. Along with James Beard and Julia Child, he helped change how Americans viewed the world of chefs, restaurants and food.

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Trivia: Peter is a third-generation San Francisco native.

IndieHouse SF Interview: Peter Stein

Peter L. Stein’s artistic career as a producer and presenter spans film, theater, television, museums, and online media. During 11 years at PBS station KQED, he wrote, directed and produced a wide range of documentaries and series for national public television, garnering such prestigious honors as the Peabody Award (for his feature-length documentary “The Castro”) and four Emmy awards for historical, cultural, culinary and environmental programs.

From 2003-11 he was Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the oldest and largest of its kind anywhere. In 2014 he joined the curatorial team of Frameline, San Francisco’s landmark international LGBTQ film festival, as Senior Programmer.

Peter maintains an active career as a public speaker, conducting on-stage interviews with such diverse talent as Kirk Douglas, Stephen Sondheim, Carlos Santana, Lily Tomlin, Fran Lebowitz, Tony Kushner, Jhumpa Lahiri and Miranda July; he has taught both popular and graduate-level courses in film, and appeared on such programs as NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “Weekend Edition.”


5 Things right now:

  • Family
  • Love
  • His puppy Teddy
  • Food and the conviviality of eating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Music/playing the piano

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