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