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Film For Foodies: A Recipe for Delicious Cinema
Shelly Isaacs

COURSE DESCRIPTION: When you’re hungry for a great film, whether you’ve seen them before or are discovering them for the first time, these films are among the finest productions exploring the universal connotations of food in our existence – how it unites and/or divides us, provides a source of comfort and passion, and is a touchstone for memory.
1. Babette's Feast - Denmark – 1987 At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, this Oscar winner is a deeply beloved cinematic treasure.
2. Tampopo – Japan – 1985 A woman seeking the perfect recipe for ramen, and several smaller stories constitute this humorous paean to the Japanese love affair with and cultural connection to food.
3. Like Water For Chocolate – Mexico – 1992 By channeling her emotions through the sensuous power of cooking, a passionate woman uses food as a mystical form of communication with her forbidden lover.
4. Eat Drink Man Woman – Taiwan - 1994 A master chef learns that no matter how dazzling and delicious his culinary creations might be, they are no match for the libidinous whims of his three beautiful but rebellious daughters.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shelly Isaacs is known for his Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs available in theaters throughout South Florida.  He has enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with an emphasis on film, TV and radio production.  Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural Studies. Presently, he teaches foreign-language film appreciation in the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) at Florida ​Atlantic University (FAU)​ – Boca Raton. Since 2004, he has been the curator and host for the International Film Series at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea, offering audiences who appreciate foreign-language film an opportunity to experience his program of specially-selected films while on a luxury cruise.

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, 24
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: $34 member / $54 non-member

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