Long before Jiro Dreams of Sushi and other food films were commonplace, there was Tampopo, a sublime spaghetti western ramen comedy that some have called the best food film ever made. Certainly, it is the most vivid and supremely fun film made about ramen. If you love ramen, food, or food films, you must see this film.
The Japanese tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with off beat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, it remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
In honor of this year’s 30th anniversary of Tampopo, the Flatirons Food Film Festival will screen a digital restoration of the film in conjunction with the International Film Series. Before the film, there will be a sampling of ramen from Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro and Rama Ramen. In addition, Chefs Custom Cutlery will showcase its Japanese knives. Other vendors include The Niwot Doughnut Company and Upstart Kombucha.
- Sunday, March 12, 2pm
- $10 for general admission, $9 for students/senior
- Online tickets: http://tinyurl.com/FFFFramen
Post-Tampopo Ramen Gathering
After our screening of Tampopo, get your slurp on by joining us for a bowl of ramen at My Ramen & Izakaya (3280 28th St., Unit #2, Boulder). Between bites of ramen, let’s yak about the movie and see where the conversation takes us.
My Ramen and Izakaya has several types of ramen as well as other Japanese food.
Let us know that you’re up for ramen and conversation by RSVP’ing: http://tinyurl.com/FFFFramenParty