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Chef

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September 20
Saturday, 7 pm
(USA 2014, 114 min.) 14A

RPL Film Theatre presents Foodie Films Night III! Beginning with a screening of Jon Faveau’s Chef and ending with a food tasting of the culinary delights of three Regina Chefs and producers. Advance tickets are available at RPL Film Theatre Box Office, beginning August 21. Limited seating available.

“Having become the most unlikely blockbuster director on the block, Iron Man’s Jon Favreau goes back to his swinging indie roots – albeit with a VIP guest list. Working from his own script, he plays frustrated chef Carl Casper, forced by his restaurateur boss (Dustin Hoffman) to repeat the same old dishes until a snippy review provokes a meltdown that goes viral. Out of a job, and out of sorts with his habitually disappointed son (Emjay Anthony), Carl decides to reinvent himself with the aid of a Twitter account and a taco food truck. For all its reheated film-food cliches (cooking as a metaphor for bonding – sexual, fraternal, familial) and refried road-movie beans, Chef slips a few tasty side dishes around its meat-and-potatoes main course…” The Guardian UK

The Lunchbox

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September 18-21
Thursday/Sunday, 9-11 pm
Friday, 7-9 pm
(India/France/Germany/USA 2013, 104 min.) PG
(In Hindi and English)

Believing the lure of a sensuous lunch will spice up her tepid marriage, beautiful Mumbai housewife Ila carefully packs her hopes into lunch kits delivered to her husband’s office. When a lonely widower named Saajan receives the lunchboxes by mistake, a tentative and tender relationship develops between them. Through notes carefully deposited amid the tasty lunchbox fare, Ila and Saajan express the mutual solace, joy and companionship they have both been missing. “The Lunchbox” is a feast of delights, one of the best stories about the connection between food and love the movies have ever seen. “Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fed Up!

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September 18-21
Thursday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
Friday, 9-11 pm
(USA 2014, 92 min.) G

“You won’t look at grocery store aisles the same way after you’ve seen Fed Up! Narrated by Katie Couric, this call-to-action documentary aims to do for the obesity epidemic what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change. Couric and Soechtig argue that sugar should be demonized the same way tobacco has been in the hopes of turning a tide. There are plenty of familiar targets here, including advertising to children, but Fed Up is a powerful movie that will make you want to skip the cookie aisle and head straight to a farmer’s market.” The Globe and Mail

The Way, Way Back

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September 17
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(96 minutes, 2013) PG
Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

While fourteen-year old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family, and friendship, resulting in a vacation he’ll never forget.