Sat, Oct 13|
Boulder Public Library - Main Library
Homage to Anthony Bourdain (Includes Babette's Feast)
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Boulder Public Library - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
About The Event
The Homage to Anthony Bourdain will consist of:
--An international street food reception
--BABETTE'S FEAST screening (one of Bourdain's favorite food films)
--Interview of Laurie Woolever, Anthony Bourdain's close colleague and official biographer, and cinematographer Todd Liebler, who worked with Bourdain for 13 years, by Sara Brito, Co-Founder of the Good Food Media Network, publisher of the Good Food 100 Restaurants™.
Winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Babette’s Feast is a drama about a lavish French feast in a 19th century Danish village that transforms the lives of its austere diners. Preceded by an introduction filmed by Anthony Bourdain for the TCM Food in Movies Spotlight.
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In a late 19th-century Danish village on the remote western coast of Jutland, a young woman appears at the door of two elderly spinsters, bearing a letter from one of their former lovers. The letter says only that the young woman, Babette, is a Parisian refugee from the Franco-Prussian War, and recommends her as a housekeeper. The sisters cannot afford a servant, so she offers her labor for free. For the next 14 years, Babette cooks for the sisters, producing meals far superior to the bland fare proscribed by the village’s austere Lutheran sect (founded by the sisters’ now-dead father). One day, she is informed that she has won a Paris lottery of 10,000 francs. She decides to use the lottery winnings to prepare a “real French dinner” for the sisters and their small congregation, though she hides the true (astronomical) cost of the dinner. The sensual gratification of the meal goes against the asceticism of the congregation, but the dinner becomes a transformative experience.
Winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Preceded by a filmed introduction by Anthony Bourdain for the TCM Food in Movies Spotlight.