Join us for a trip around the globe as we present a behind-the-scenes discussion of the best foreign cinema. Provocative and educational, this screening will include an introduction by local film expert Jacob Greenberg, designed to offer a full understanding of the film individually and as part of the Crocker’s curated series. Co-presented with Slow Food Sacramento in honor of farm-to-fork month, ”Tampopo” has been called “one of the best food movies of all time” by eater.com.
An homage to ramen, ”Tampopo” dishes outhilarity in a series of vignettes all loosely based around the plight of a small ramen shop. Produced in the style of a Spaghetti Western (or as it was dubbed early, “Ramen Western”), “Tampopo” received a 4-star review from Roger Ebert who called it a “tour de force” and “universally funny.” Before the screening, at 5:30 PM, Chef Yasushi Ueyama will demonstrate the fine art of noodle-making and sake tasting as a first course to the film “Tampopo.” The owner of Sacramento Slow Food Snail of Approval restaurant Shoki Ramen, Yasushi approaches the humble noodle with a passion and creativity that will whet our appetites for the movie. $6 Museum members, $10 student/youth, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
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