Kim Martin of Eventide Specialties planned a Food ‘n Film Series in March 2020 which was to open the night we closed for COVID! Now we are finally able to offer this series on three Mondays in October with Kim, pastry chef and wizard of all things culinary, offering special food and wine pairings with each film.
The first film, on Monday, Oct. 10, will be “Julia,” a 2021 documentary about the famed Julia Childs, who started going to culinary school in Paris when her husband’s job took them there. She eventually wrote the iconic “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in 1961 and later in life became an unlikely TV star wafting her pan around the kitchen as she flipped an omelette or made beef bourguignon on the stove. Julie Cohen and Betsy West (directors of “RBG”) have used never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos and mouth-watering food cinematography to trace Julia Child's surprising path to stardom. PG 1; hour, 35 minutes. Beef Bourguignon will be served with wine or water.
The second show, on Monday, Oct. 17, is “Bottle Shock” (2008). Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the imperious Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out top-notch Chardonnay. Determined to make a name for himself, he sets about getting the booze back to Paris. PG-13; 1 hour, 50 minutes. This will be a wine tasting with bread, cheese, and fruit.
The final show on Monday, Oct. 24 is “Big Night” (1996). In a restaurant run by two Italian immigrants, the tables sit empty despite the extraordinary talents of Primo the chef (Tony Shalhoub) and the ambitious efforts of his brother Secondo (Stanley Tucci), A celebrity night at their restaurant promises not only to turn their business around but to change their lives. It’s a five-course gourmet experience filled with rich, delicious characters including the marriage-minded girlfriend (Minnie Driver), the seductive mistress (Isabella Rossellini) and the successful rival (Ian Holm). R; 1 hour, 47 minutes. Timbale and other Italian specialties will be served.
Each night food is served from 6 p.m. and the films start at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes a light supper, wine or water and the film.
For those who subscribed in March 2020, the show is free. Just give us your name at the concessions counter and we will check you off the list. Emails have been sent to all previous subscribers. If you think you are a subscriber and did not receive a message, please call the theater at 633-0438.
If you would like to subscribe now, we have a few seats available for each show. Choose one, two, or all three film evenings. Enrollment closes Monday, Oct. 3. One film: $15, two films: $30, three films: $45.
This is a subscription only series. No tickets sold at the door. Go online to www.boothbaycinema.org./FILMS, then the Food ‘n Film drop down to buy tickets.