Directed by Juzo Itami. Japan. 1985. NR. 1 hour 54 minutes. Janus Films. Digital Restoration.
Sat., February 22, 2020
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 most delectable exemplars of food on film in a newly ramen-mad era. This film is appropriate for mature audiences. No one under 17 will be admitted.
Also part of Edible Cinema: see bottom of page for details!
“First, observe the whole bowl. Appreciate its gestalt. Savor the aromas.”
Delight in the flavors of Tampopo with Edible Cinema! Enhance your moviegoing experience! Purchase the Tampopo Edible Cinema add-on and enjoy ramen noodles, popcorn, and a soft drink at 12:30 PM.
The Science of the Senses
Join us after the screening for an engaging talk and Q&A with Dr. Danielle Reed, Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center.
About the Speaker
Dr. Danielle Reed – Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Dr. Reed is an expert on the influence of genes on food perception and taste.
Creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.