Monday, March 31, 2014

Reminder: 'Tampopo" film this Wednesday, Apriil 2, 12-3:30 PM, in TCR

by aleks
SJG • 3/26/14 - Cornus mas blooming

Our 2014 classes and films series are about to start!  from Jeanne P. email:

Japan film fans and comedy lovers, welcome to our first film of 2014 at the Japanese Garden. Bring a lunch, if you wish, and enjoy a film about food.  

You can find many plot summaries and reviews of "Tampopo" online, including this one from the Internet Movie Database (

"In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares." […]

Other reviews may be found on the Roger Ebert Web site: (He gave the film four stars.) You can also look at SJG Film Bank:

We hope to see you at the movies!

Unit 86 Event Planning Committee.

the trailer here:

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