February 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Food on Film | ‘Tampopo,’ Feb. 28

Tampopo movie photo, with 2 men, one young, one old, eating Asian food

February is Food on Film Month! The Food Studies Theme and other co-sponsors are proud to bring three amazing films for free to the Athena Cinema.

For the third and final film of the Food on Film series, the classic Tampopo shows at the Athena Cinema on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

The showing is free and open to the public.

“Think of the movies you’ve seen that have made you soooo hungry: Babette’s Feast, Big Night, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Before them all came Tampopo, Juzo Itami’s 1985 comedy about all the ways food activates our senses and inflames our desires. A surprise art-house hit after a Roger Ebert rave brought it to the attention of American audiences, Tampopo still stands up 30 years later as a weird, mouthwatering masterpiece” (Dan Kois for Slate Magazine).

Co-sponsored by the Food Studies theme and the Linguistics Department.

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