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SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition: Amélie
SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition is a virtual cinematic and culinary experience that celebrates food in film. It brings the popular pastime of “Dinner and a Movie” into your own home, for you to enjoy anytime
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Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 122 minutes. French with English Subtitles
Chef Pairing: Jean-Robert de Cavel from French Crust Café & Bistro, Le Bar a Boeuf, and Frenchie Fresh
Recipes: Selection of French Sauces and Dressings (announced May 4, 2021)
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After watching Amélie you will never crack creme brûlée the same, and always remember that “even artichokes have hearts.” Set in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris in the mid-1990s, Audrey Tautou plays Amélie, a quirky introvert longing for love and connection. Food is ever present in her world, as she takes pleasure in helping everyone from the customers at The Two Windmills Cafe where she works, to the grocer she befriends and defends. As Amélie searches for a mysterious crush, the food that characters buy, cook, and consume not only grounds them in reality, but creates a sensorial cinematic space for fantasy and escape.
Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel presents a selection of sauces and dressings in the classic French tradition. Enjoy these pairings as you enter Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s wonderful world of Amélie.
Not only does this iconic film bring food center stage, it also celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2021—making it the perfect time to rewatch this old favorite or discover it for the first time.