Saturday, September 28, 4pm
Filmmaker: Juzo Itami
1987, Japan, Japanese, 114 min
Co-presented with the Alamo Drafthouse Westminster
Speaker: Jesusio Silva
One of the best food films of all time, this delectable film is the 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 exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
The late Anthony Bourdain recognized the extreme foodie quotient of this film, saying, “There is no more ‘foodie’ a film.” Though Tampopo predates this term, it anticipates a kind of insane fetishism that is commonplace today.
For a complete ramen experience, there will be two more ramen events that you can attend. Get to the theater early to catch a ramen demonstration and sampling by chef Jesusio Silva of Miski @ Superior, which starts at 3:15m.
After the film, come to our ramen gathering at Misaki @ Superior so we can slurp noodles and discuss the movie together. Everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Save your ticket stub for a 15% discount.
Preceded by: Ramen
Note: This is a small theater. We recommend that you buy your tickets soon.