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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Directed by Mel Stuart. US. 1971. PG. Warner Bros. Digital.
Sat., October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019
1:30 pm

A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding a rare golden ticket: the all-access pass inside the magical factory of reclusive and eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka . A group of ghastly children discover four of five tickets hidden inside the wrappers of their favorite chocolate bars. Will Charlie find the last – and to what end? Stars Gene Wilder as the whimsical Willy Wonka.

“A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”


The Physiological Impacts/Health Benefits and Detriments of Chocolate and Candy

Join us after the screening for an engaging talk and Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Nasser, Director of Nutrition Sciences Ph.D. program at Drexel University.



About the Speaker

Dr. Jennifer NasserDirector of Nutrition Sciences Ph.D. program at Drexel University
Dr. Nassar is an expert on the body’s cognitive response to food. She is featured in several publications including the National Geographic Documentary Food on the Brain.






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

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