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Creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 

Tampopo

Sat., February 22, 2020

Directed by Juzo Itami. Japan. 1985. NR. 1 hour 54 minutes. Janus Films. Digital Restoration.

Tampopo tells the tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin – including Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai) in his breakthrough role  – who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe. The film serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure, seasoned with offbeat comedy and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and succulent, Tampopo remains one of the . . .