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Ramen Heads – (dir. Koki Shigeno)
This event includes pre-film a ramen bowl from Icon Lounge and a cash bar.
Icon Lounge – Door/Bar Open 6:00pm – Food Served: Approximately 6:15pm – Film Begins 7:00pm
TRT: 93 min (Japanese with English Subtitles)
Genre: Documentary, Japan, Dinner and Movie
Add-on event. This film is NOT included with Fast Pass.
Join us for dinner and a movie! In the fall of 2017, Icon’s Chef Carter embarked on perfecting the art of noodles and broth by introducing “ramen nights.” Cinema Falls presents this story of the Ramen King of Japan, and invites you to screen (and slurp) at Icon Lounge on Wednesday, April 18th. Your ticket includes your choice of vegetable or pork ramen (half bowl), a seat for the film and all taxes, food tip, and fees. A cash bar is also available for beverages.
Foodies, noodle lovers, movie lovers, world travelers, armchair travelers, culinary arts fans and adventurers – this night’s for you!
Film Summary: Considered an edible embrace, comforting ephemera and an art form by master chefs and legions of fans, ramen – the perfectly slurpable combination of broth and noodles – inspires umami poetry. Japan’s reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita, takes us into his kitchen, where he shares recipes, trade secrets and flavour philosophies. A mouthwatering survey of culinary history, famous restaurants and specialty ingredients, Ramen Heads makes a compelling case for finding Japan’s heart through its stomach. Chef Tomita takes the viewer on a tasting tour that includes visits to his favourite shops (some are even kept anonymous for fear of discovery), long waits in even longer lines and behind-the-scenes access to his restaurant’s 10th anniversary. Together with two other ramen masters, he creates a once-in-a-lifetime batch of ramen he hopes will inspire the next generation. For this event, foodies wait overnight for limited meal tickets. Ramen is a rock star.
What the critics are saying:
You’ll want to sample Japan’s favorite comfort dish after watching this drool-worthy doc.
– Toronto Now
Ramen is just noodles and broth, right? Well, no, it’s actually much more, as we learn in the entertaining Japanese documentary “Ramen Heads.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
As demonstrated by this exquisite documentary, the preparation of Japan’s national dish is an arduous affair …
– Village Voice
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.