(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.