Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Holidays are over. We survived. Now we can get back to the business of food and movies. And so we bring you the next three monthly installments in the ongoing FoodFilms series. Each FoodFilms evening features a classic film with food as the focus, paired with a local chef, who prepares a meal inspired by the film. It's also an opportunity to meet the chef, and share a meal with a group of people equally interested in food and films. This series will all take place on Sunday nights. If you have not yet attended one of our evenings they are a great time. Just ask someone who's been there. Presented by One Longfellow Square, the Maine Ambassadors of Food and Drink and Rabelais.
Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentines' Day!
That's right, Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche with chocolate on Valentine's Day. For this delicious evening food will be paired by Leslie Oster and Aurora Provisions, with chocolate from Dean's Sweets. Binoche is a single mother who sets up a chcolate shop right accross from the church in a small French village in the 50's. She bewitches the village, and Johnny Depp, with her chocolate. This charming 2000 film directed by Lasse Hallstrom boasts an all-star cast with Judi Dench, Lena Olins, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare and Leslie Caron. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris, it was nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
Doors will open at 6:00, event starts at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and are available at the One Longfellow Square website. Seats are limited to 50, so grab your sweetie and make a reservation now!
Sunday, March 7th
To celebrate Maine Restaurant Week, come out for a different type of evening. This Post-Apocalyptic comedy with mysterious food sources will be paired with the talented team of Guy and Stella Hernandez of Bar Lola. Directed by the man who brought us Amelie, this 1991 film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, blends humor with a very macabre undertone. Jeunet sees the world in his own idiosyncratic way that is sure to entertain.
Door open at 6:00, event starts at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the One Longfellow Square website.
Like Water For Chocolate
Sunday, April 11th
The April showing will feature food from the folks at El Rayo. There was no conscious chocolate theme to these selections, just a focus on great films. This 1992 film is based on the 1989 novel by Laura Esquivel, a tale of frustrated love, family obligations and spontaneous combustion. El Rayo's Cheryl Lewis and Noreen Kotts will set us afire with their Mexican food.
Doors open at 6:00, event starts at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the One Longfellow Square website.