We discovered our next Rialto Recommends in the final days of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival prior to its 2010 commercial release in theatres. From acclaimed writer/director Faith Akim (Head On, The Edge of Heaven) SOUL KITCHEN is a delicious, free spirited story of food, friends, and rock & roll. SOUL KITCHEN centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos (co-screenwriter Adam Bousdoukos) whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his restaurant in the hands of his unreliable ex-con brother Illias. Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent, and Zinos finds Nadine with a new lover. If the brothers can stop arguing and get it together, the Soul Kitchen might still have one last chance at staying in business. The mayhem that follows is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an irresistibly soulful soundtrack. The Wall Street Journal raved "You could call SOUL KITCHEN a romance with sensational music, or a hymn to friendship with romantic resonances. Whatever you want to call it, the thing is bursting with life." While the Chicago Reader said "Akin perfectly captures the antic pace, eccentric personalities, and fickle fortunes of the restaurant game, and his vision of the Soul Kitchen as an all-night bacchanal is irresistible." SOUL KITCHEN is available to rent for a modest fee from GooglePlay, YouTube and AppleTV HERE.