Films made free and delicious

by Lingbo Li

You may have noticed the murmurings of a food-in-film series, displaying not only culinary-themed flicks but also offering refreshments as well. The next in the Food at 24 Frames Per Second series (which has already boasted free public screenings of Tampopo and Dinner Rush) is Comfort and Joy. Drop by Adams Pool Theater on Monday, March 1st, 6:30pm for the viewing, introduced by Toscanini's Gus Rancatore and featuring yes, free ice cream.

The project's website describes Comfort and Joy as follows: "The always-droll director of Local Hero and Gregory's Girl gives us a film about ice cream. Two immigrant Italian families in Glasgow have an ice cream war that is equal parts Romeo & Juliet and The Godfather."

Future screenings include Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman and Les Blank's Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers. Check out their website for more details on the free screenings, which are open to non-Harvard affiliates.

[Caption: Comfort and Joy]