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Julia

Julia

Filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West (the team behind the magnificent 2018 documentary portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG) turn their lens toward the notoriously “gawky eccentricity” of Julia Child, the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women.

Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child‘s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.

“‘Julia’ is an apt tribute to a life well-lived and well-fed.” (New York Times)

“Lots of footage from her earliest PBS shows in the 1960s plus luscious recreations of such staples as boeuf bourguignon and pear tart make for irresistible viewing.” (Globe and Mail)

“This will hit the spot for viewers and possibly awards-bestowing bodies who hunger for stories of audacious, norm-shattering women.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Saturday, December 11
Doors 1:45 pm | Movie 2:15 *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
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Wednesday, December 15
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
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JULIA (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2021 / 95 mins / PG) The story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.

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