A documentary about the life of burger shack diner owner Annie Spaziano is premièring tonight at The Nottingham Contemporary. The film was produced by the lace market media group, the second in a series of local based documentaries.
The film documents the life of the popular burger joint owner from leaving America in 1994 and moving to Nottingham, where she proceeded to follow her life long dream of owning a diner. Annie opened Annie’s Burger Shack in 2009 influenced by her roots and experiences of living Rhode Island, America where the diners originated. Her restaurant style shows Annie’s love of real ale and traditional American burgers.
The lace market media group who produced the documentary where keen to incorporate Annie’s individual style into their film. Producer Matthew Daunt said “we spent a lot of time with Annie and were very keen to accept her input and ideas into the documentary, in fact most of the filming took place at the Burger shack.” The restaurant which sits in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace market is the central focus of the film and the reason of Annie’s success.
The documentary, named: Annie, will be hitting the screen at 6:30 tonight at the Nottingham Contemporary. The event is ticketed but the film will be able to be viewed online on the lace market media groups website after the film has aired. It is the second in a series of films, the first being ‘The Cockle Man’ all with local Nottingham being the focus.
An after party is to be held at the Ocean State Tavern which resides below the famous burger joint. Famous guests are to be attending such as game of thrones actor Sean Bean. It is a black tie event to celebrate the release of the film as well as the six year success of Annie’s Burger Shack.
CBJ news spoke to Annie about the documentary. (Link Below)
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