Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tickets Available NOW!!! Cinema Paradiso, April 14th!!

Time: Saturday April 14, 2012 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Central Market North, 4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX

For my 12th Chef du Cinema class, I'll be pairing a 4-course Sicilian menu with the Italian film classic Cinema Paradiso. The 1988 film is partially the autobiography of its writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore of his childhood at the end of WWII in a small Sicilian town. Obsessed with movies, the boy befriends the world-weary projectionist at the local theater, portrayed by Philippe Noiret. The film won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, and the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.

Note: WE WILL BE SCREENING THE ORIGINAL RELEASE VERSION, NOT the 173 minute extended director's cut re-release.

Still rapturous after all these years, Cinema Paradiso stands as one of the great films about movie love,” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Polpette di Melanzane (Eggplant, Mint & Cheese Fritters)
Pesce Spada Marinato Agli Agrumi (Citrus Marinated Swordfish w/ Arugula & Orange Segment Salad)
Quick French Bread
Cozze Marinara (Steamed Mussels w/Tomato, Garlic, Onion & Basil) with Linguine
Torta Arancione dell'Olio di Oliva (Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake) w/Amaretto Gelato

After recipe demonstration, we'll take a break, then sit back, EAT and enjoy a screening of the film!

Cost: $60.00 (Please reserve your tickets as soon as possible, as it will sell out for sure!)

Austin Film Society members get a 10% discount! (see AFS Calendar for discount code)

NOTE: You do need to make your reservations in advance because we need to figure out how much food to prepare!

See you there!!!!

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