4K Restoration!

Tampopo

Showtimes
sunday, november 21 at 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 • LOFT MEMBERS: $6
Passes are accepted for this screening

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Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff!  This month’s film was chosen by David Correa, Purchasing Specialist!

The Fat Noodle Food Truck will be at the screening from 5:30pm – 8pm.

 “A mouthwatering masterpiece, in a new restoration as bright as the sheen of fat glistening on the surface of a great bowl of ramen. It’s messy, silly, sexy, delicious, and you’ll slurp up every bite.” – Dan Kois, Slate 

Juzo Itami’s hilarious, rapturous and mouthwatering “Ramen Western” follows Goro (Tsutomo Yamazaki), a tough noodle-loving cowboy-truck driver who stops on his way to Tokyo at a ramen restaurant run by Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto), a sweet young widow whose heart is in the right place but whose noodles are lacking. When Goro criticizes the cuisine, a brawl breaks out. Awakening on the floor of the restaurant, Goro is beseeched by Tampopo to help her save her failing business, and he chivalrously agrees. Together they set out on a quest to create the perfect noodle, aided by an odd assortment of characters who impart their noodle know-how along the way, including a white-suited gangster (Koji Yakusho), who celebrates food and sex in odd erotic encounters with his girlfriend (helpfully instructing audiences on how to enhance bedroom delights with a raw egg), and an old man who describes all the steps needed to enjoy perfect ramen (which include thanking the noodles). Writer/director Juzo Itami’s ‘80s arthouse hit Tampopo is a sweet, sexy and surreal delight that remains one of the most delectable food films ever made.  But consider yourself warned: Don’t see this on an empty stomach!   (Dir. by Juzo Itami, 1985, Japan, in Japanese with subtitles, 114 mins., Not Rated)