National Film Retreat – Register Today!

Date: Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6, 2008
(The deadline for registration is June 28, 2008)

Location: Pauline Center for Media Studies
3908 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City , CA 90230
pcms@paulinemedia.com
Web site: www.NationalFilmRetreat.org

“No motion picture subgenre has had so perplexing a success as the food movie. Generally defined as an arty romance centered around elegant cuisine, the food movie jumped to success with 1987’s Babette’s Feast, and kept its audience through such acclaimed sleepers as Like Water For Chocolate (the 1992 adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s novel) and 1996’s Big Night (a tale of two restaurant-owning Italians whose brotherhood is united through their culinary art). More recently, big studios have tackled the food movie’s commercial prospects, leaving us with the Oscar-nominated Chocolat (2000) and Simply Irresistible (1999), in which Sarah Michelle Gellar is transformed into a brilliant chef through the help of her magical pet crab. Where these films thrive is in their ability to make audiences wish they could be eating that which they’re confined to looking at….” Mark Palermo, The Odd Success of the Food Movie

 

Film Slate

Friday evening
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?


Saturday morning
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

Saturday Afternoon
Optional Film or a contemplative walk along Venice Beach

   
 

Saturday Evening
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Sunday Morning
What’s Cooking?

 

“THE MAGIC OF MOVIES AND THE SACRAMENTS . THE HOLY SPIRIT REVEALED IN CHALLENGING , SURPRISING AND DELIGHTFUL WAYS . CREATIVE INTERCHANGE . MUTUAL SUPPORT . IMAGINATIONS ON FIRE ! NOT BAD FOR A RETREAT . W HAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE !”
–REV . BOB BONNOT , DEEPER DIMENSIONS

 

For more information and to download the registration form, visit

www.nationalfilmretreat.org

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