Pick of the Day: Food Film Fest

Gourmands will be in their glory starting tonight when the RPL Theatre launches a four-night cinematic salute to the art of food. Screening Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 and 9 at 9 p.m. is Mid-August Lunch.  It’s a 2008 Italian movie about a single middle-aged man who takes on a care-giver role for his mother and three other elderly ladies. Also screening on those dates at 9 p.m. (Dec. 6) and 7 p.m. (Dec. 7 and 9) is Step Up To The Plate. It’s a 2011 French production about a chef at a three star restaurant who hands over the reins to his son. 

On Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. there’s a screening of the 2012 French/Spanish film The Chef. It will be followed by a reception where people will have the opportunity to sample gourmet fare from four local restaurants. Tickets for this special event are $10. For more information call the RPL at 777-6104.

To get the saliva flowing, so to speak, here’s the trailer for the last film:

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2 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Food Film Fest”

  1. According to the RPL website, the foodfest reception aspect is cancelled. The movie is still playing, but there will be no eating. Perfect chance to use the expression “Je reste sur ma faim” -literally to be disappointed, but directly translated “to stay on one’s hunger”. (Shhh, I am soo going to be the one using it on Saturday).

  2. Thanks for the update Sara.

    I’ve harped on this before, but it would be nice that when organizations go to the trouble of publicly announcing an event (be it through a press release, newsletter, or website) that if that event is subsequently cancelled or the details altered in a significant way, that they do something equally proactive to inform the public as to the change.

    When Casino Regina lists a gig, and it’s subsequently cancelled (as is the case with the Jackson Unity Tour that was scheduled for Jan. 31), they’ll actually post the show as CANCELLED. On other websites, though, the gig is simply removed from the event calendar. No record remains, so unless I actually notice that the venue line-up has changed from week to week it results in a mistake in our listings. And when you’re listing maybe 300 events in a two-week period it’s hard to keep track of everything.

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