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Courtesy of Janus Films


Tampopo with Toby Talbot

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With Toby Talbot in conversation with Michael Barker

Hosted by Toby Talbot in honor of the publication of In Love with Movies: From New Yorker Films to Lincoln Plaza Cinemas by the late Daniel Talbot, from Columbia University Press. A book signing will follow the screening. 

Dir. Juzo Itami. 1985, 114 mins. DCP. With Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kōji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Rikiya Yasuoka. In Japanese with English subtitles. One of the most original and delightful comedies of the eighties is the story of the search for the Perfect Noodle. This zesty concoction audaciously links together three very basic sources of pleasure: movies, sex and, especially, food. A tall, dark stranger named Goro rides into town on a milk truck and swaggers into a noodle shop, owned by the adorable Tampopo, which means Dandelion in Japanese but whose noodles are terrible in any language. The film concerns Goro’s attempts to elevate her to the top of her profession, yet continually spins off at tangents into raffish parodies, inventively erotic vignettes, charming digressions, and assorted tasty situations. (Synopsis by Daniel Talbot, from the catalog copy for the original U.S. release of the film.)

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for Museum members. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.