Please note that West Building, including Sip café, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, March 21, while Art in Bloom is installed. Admission will also be charged to visit the West Building galleries during Art in Bloom, March 22–25. More information and tickets are available here. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors.
$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID
(1985) Written and directed by Juzo Itami. Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto. (116 min.) DCP.
A roving ramen samurai takes a struggling noodle shop under his wing, promising its timid proprietor delicious success. Mixing vignettes about our relationships with food (and sex), this offbeat comedy creates a food odyssey. Introduced by Japanese film expert Linda Ehrlich.
“Itami creates a scene that makes noodles in this movie more interesting than sex and violence in many another . . . This is a very funny movie” (Roger Ebert).
We start the season with a collection of silent shorts featuring film comedians and live piano accompaniment. The schedule keeps a lighthearted tone through the spring with an eclectic offering of movies set in London and Paris, most of them introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes.
Fridays, 8 pm
East Building, SECU Auditorium
We recommend you buy tickets in advance.
A bite before the movie? Try Iris after Dark, a new evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday starting at 5:30 pm.