Mississippi Records presents Tampopo, a classic and seldom-seen 1985 Japanese "spaghetti western" about making the perfect bowl of Ramen. Sound strange? You bet!
We will be onsite serving cup-o-Umi noodles and Hapa PDX broth for viewers to slurp while watching, adding an immersive pleasure to viewing one of our all-time favorite movies.
Directed by Juzo Itami, the film follows Tampopo, a widow who runs a dilapidated Ramen shop. She meets a truck driver who decides to help her move past her "sincere but character lacking" noodles onto Ramen that can stand as great art. Their story is interspersed with other food-related tales about everything from the art of ordering food at a French restaurant to the dead rising to cook meals to a gangster who explores erotic ways to use edibles. We wrote about our feelings towards this movie on our blog here.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Oregon Food Bank!
Get your tickets at the Hollywood Theatre website. It will sell out very fast so act now.
Artwork by Sara Kolp.