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Jiro Dreams of Sushi plus Q&A with Ru Suzuki of Sushi In The Raw

Monday, March 25, 2013

Magic Theatre, 107 Argall Way, Nevada City
Doors 630pm, Film 7pm, Q&A 8:30pm
Tickets $8 Members, $10 Non-Members

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi isn’t just a film for foodies, or Japanophiles. It’s a meditation on work, on finding one’s path in life, and then walking it with singular purpose.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

“By the time this graceful film is over you understand why Japan has declared the bald, bespectacled Jiro a national treasure. Even if you’ve never tasted sushi, the man’s singleness of purpose will inspire you.” - Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Nevada City Film Festival and Magic Lantern Film Society presents “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, Monday, March 25 at The Magic Theatre, with a special Q&A with master sushi chef Kaoru “RU” Suzuki, owner of Sushi in the Raw.  The one-night only event is part of their monthly Food & Film Series that pairs a “food film” with an informative, interesting, and intimate Q&A with a celebrated chef.

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.  At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

Initially, Director David Gelb had planned to make what he had nicknamed “Planet Sushi”, inspired by the cinematography of the BBC documentary Planet Earth.

“Originally, I was going to make a film with a lot of different sushi chefs who all had different styles, but when I got to Jiro’s restaurant, I was not only amazed by how good the sushi was and how much greater it was than any other sushi restaurant I had ever been to, but I also found Jiro to be such a compelling character and such an interesting person. I was also fascinated by the story of his son, who is fifty-years-old, but still works for his father at the restaurant. So, I thought, “Here’s a story about a person living in his father’s shadow while his father is in a relentless pursuit of perfection.” It was the makings of a good feature film.”

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” also features music from Phillip Glass, one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century.

Following the film, attendees will be treated to an intimate Q&A with master sushi chef Kaoru “RU” Suzuki, owner of Sushi in the Raw, on Spring Street in Nevada City.  Learn about the culture and history behind today’s popular Japanese cooking, the different kinds of fish used, what it takes to become a sushi chef, tips on how to make sushi at home, and maybe even what is in some of Sushi in the Raw’s secret sauces.

KNOW & GO
What: Food & Film Series presents “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” plus Q&A with
Kaoru “RU” Suzuki owner of Sushi in the Raw
When: Monday, March 25, 2013
Where: The Magic Theatre, 107 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA
Time: Film 7pm, Theatre/Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to the film
Tickets: $8/Members, $10/Non-members, Tickets are limited to 60.
Advance Tickets at The Magic Theatre, Mon-Sat 3:30-4pm and 6:30-7pm and Sun 12:30-1pm, 3:30-4pm and 6:30-7pm or call (530) 362-8601 to reserve your seat.
Information: www.magiclanternfilmsociety.org

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi – Trailer from curious on Vimeo.


Category: Events

Saturday, December 15, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival present “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, the ultimate family holiday film, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid.  Considered a modern classic, “Christmas Vacation”, with its laugh out loud moments and awkward family scenes, captures an undeniable and genuine Christmas spirit. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing popular movies with a unique and fun dining experience.

The film will be screened in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and concert sound is brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure and has been beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Chevy Chase returns as the head of the Griswold family in the fourth installment of the National Lampoons series.  He mugs, trips, falls, mashes his fingers and stubs his toes as he prepares to invite numerous dysfunctional relatives to his household to celebrate Christmas. Amidst the more outrageous sight gags (including the electrocution of a cat as the Christmas tree is lit) the film betrays a sentimental streak, with old wounds healing and long-estranged relatives reuniting in the Griswold living room.

Christmas Vacation also stars Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and was written by John Hughes and directed by Jeremiah Chechik.

Get into the Yuletide spirit by wearing your ugliest holiday sweater or sweater dress and strike a pose with friends in our Holiday Photo Booth (yes, there will be prizes for best ugly sweater!), enjoy a full bar including eggnog and other traditional holiday drinks, and a delicious dinner.

California Organics puts an organic twist on the typical holiday feast with two sumptuous entrees including a Meatloaf Dinner with brown sugar glaze, garlic-rosemary potatoes and roasted veggies and one of their signature dishes a Sunshine Loaf Dinner with a sunflower seed loaf topped with cashew gravy, garlic-rosemary potatoes and roasted veggies. This option is vegan and gluten free.  And for dessert, pumpkin and apple pie that are 100% organic and made from scratch.  Located in the 7-Hils business district, California Organics is both a market and restaurant that features 100% certified organic meats, wild and sustainable caught seafood, produce and dairy products.  Dinner $12, Pie $5.

Yes, you could stay home and watch countless reruns of the edited version of “Christmas Vacation” on television, but what fun would that be?

WHAT: Food & Film Series presents “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: Ticket includes film and one drink ticket, $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members.  Dinner for purchase and no-host bar.
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, www.nevadacityboxoffice.org or at Briar Patch Co-Op.


With only two screenings left, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Nevada City Film Festival will wrap up the 2012 season of their monthly Food & Film Series with the 1934 classic comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, Friday, November 16 and the holiday slapstick comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Saturday, December 15.

The series that kicked off last April, pairs a popular film with a unique dining experience, and has shown such films as The Big Night, Amelie, and Mamma Mia alongside an Italian feast, French crepes and Greek cuisine, prepared by local restaurateurs and caterers. Films are screened in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and concert sound is brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure. A full-bar, along with either tasty treats or a sumptuous dinner depending on the film is available for purchase.

Friday, November 16, the Food & Film Series screens The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, the film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Nick is a hard-drinking, retired private detective, and Nora a wealthy heiress. Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be a “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he’s pulled back into service by a friend’s disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. The murderer is finally revealed in a classic dinner-party scene that features all of the suspects. The film’s strong suit is the witty repartee between Nick and Nora, who manage to behave like saucily illicit lovers throughout the film even though they’re married. A fun fact about the film, some of the interior scenes were shot inside the Bidwell Mansion in neighboring Chico, California.

Renowned Chef Willem DeGroot of The Truffle Shop in Nevada City will complement the cocktail party theme with an array of decadent truffles and tortes. All truffles are created with an imported Belgian chocolate and not only taste amazing they are small works of art. Truffle Tortes contain two layers of a rich truffle filling (ganache) layered with dark chocolate cake, covered in a smooth chocolate glaze, and topped with the appropriate decoration. Truffle Tortes are available in Cafe Mocha, Raspberry and Hazelnut. Chef Willem DeGroot’s products have been sent to the White House, the Vatican, and other discriminating customers around the world.  The Truffle Shop will also be serving their famous Nevada City Ice Cap.

Save the Date! Saturday, December 15, Chevy Chase, is back as the head of the Griswold family to skewer the Yuletide season in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Chevy mugs, trips, falls, mashes his fingers and stubs his toes as he prepares to invite numerous dysfunctional relatives to his household to celebrate Christmas. Amidst the more outrageous sight gags (including the electrocution of a cat as the Christmas tree is lit) the film betrays a sentimental streak, with old wounds healing and long-estranged relatives reuniting in the Griswold living room. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation also stars Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and written by John Hughes and directed by Jeremiah Chechik. The film is considered a modern holiday classic, inspiring ugly holiday sweater parties across the globe.

California Organics puts an organic twist on the typical holiday feast. They feature 100% certified organic meats, wild and sustainable caught seafood, produce and dairy products.

KNOW & GO
WHAT: Food & Film Series presents “The Thin Man”
WHEN: Friday, November 16, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: Ticket includes film and one drink ticket, $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, www.nevadacityboxoffice.org or at Briar Patch Co-Op.
INFO: www.minersfoundry.org


Category: Events, News

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival presents “Labyrinth” (rated PG) the Jim Henson cult classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, Friday, October 19 at the Miners Foundry. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing popular films with a fun and unique dining experience. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society members, and $15.00 for non members, $5 for kids under 12.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.  The ticket price includes one drink ticket.  Get your tickets here.

Hailed as a masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has delighted and amazed audiences of all-ages for over twenty-five years. George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) produced and Jim Henson (The Muppets), directed this gothic fantasy, which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film’s music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. The film centers upon teenage Sarah (Connelly), who lives in a fantasy world of myth and magic, evil spells, and wondrous enchantment. She is baby-sitting her little brother when she cavalierly wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and a coterie of goblins abduct him. She then encounters Jareth (David Bowie), the ruler of a mystical world one step removed from reality. He tells Sarah that the only way to get her brother back is to find her way through a M.C. Escher-like labyrinth and find the castle at the center. As she makes her way through the maze, she faces a number of horrific challenges (like the Bog of Eternal Stench) before she finds her way to the gravity-defying castle, where her brother is being held by the evil goblins.  Henson creates a fantasy and largely without computer-generated effects instead relying on detailed puppetry, excellent visuals and a phenomenal set design.  This was Henson’s final feature film before his death in 1990.

“Labyrinth” will screen in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure.

Get into the fantastical Halloween spirit by dressing up as Bowie’s Jareth (oh that jacket and hair!) or Connelly’s Sarah (remember her rainbow eyeshadow) from the ballroom scene.  Enjoy an array of chocolates, candy, popcorn, cotton candy, and other treats and “Labyrinth” themed cocktails from the full bar before, during and after the film.

Tickets available at Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462 or at BriarPatch Co-op,

(530) 272-5333 or online at www.minersfoundry.org


Category: Events

Friday, September 21st – Don’t miss the raucous, outrageous party that combines the film Mamma Mia! with delicious Mediterranean cuisine and an ABBA dance party! Grab your friends, dress up and get ready to dance and sing your worries away!

“Mamma Mia!” is part of the “Food & Film Series” presented by the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival, that pairs a popular film with a unique and exciting dining experience. “Mamma Mia! is set on the colorful Greek island of Kalokairi, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married (Amanda Seyfried) discovers one of three men (Pierce Bronsan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard) could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, (Meryl Streep) who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. The men quickly surmise the reason they were invited, each believing he is indeed Sophie’s father. As complications ensue from the misunderstandings, Sophie and Sky’s wedding and relationship may be jeopardized. Hollywood.com calls Mamma Mia! “An absolutely hilarious, rousing and joyous celebration that ought to have you dancing in the aisles.”

Following the film, Nevada City Marketplace will have delicious Mediterranean dishes such as Greek Salad, Dolmas, Falafels, Mezze platters, Baklava, and more available for sale.  Attendees can also enjoy an array of Greek wines.

Friday, September 21
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Doors 5:30pm, Film 6pm, Food, Full Bar and ABBA dance party 8pm
Food will be available for purchase along with a full bar
Tickets are $12.00 for Magic Lantern Film Society and Miners Foundry
Members and $15.00 for Non Members.
The ticket price includes one complimentary drink ticket.
Tickets are available online at www.minersfoundry.org, in person or by phone at the Nevada City
Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.


Category: Events, News