Japan, 1985, 115 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Juzo Itami, Not Rated, Japanese with English subtitles, Janus Films
"Manages to short-circuit most of our senses at once." – Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
“Outwardly preposterous. And everything works.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with off-beat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film. But it is not really about noodles. It’s about life. Food is life and Tampopo is about living to the fullest, finding the absurdity and humor in the quest to master life.
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
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