Longmont Museum Introduces New Food & Travel Film Series

The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center invites you to take a journey around the world with their new food and travel film series. Running February through March, a weekly film will be shown, and a special food pairing, inspired by the movie, will be available for purchase along with a cash bar. The Museum will also offer extended evening hours from 5-9 p.m. to visit their galleries and latest exhibits at no extra cost.

Every Thursday night from February 9 through March 23, the Museum will feature a travel film, food pairing, cash bar with signature drinks, wine and beer, and access to their galleries. The galleries, bar and lounge will open at 6 p.m., and the film will begin in the Stewart Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the film series are $5/Museum members; $8/general public. Food and drinks are sold separately.

The film series will take you on travel adventures to France, Vienna, Japan, and Argentina, as well as inspire you with cooking from Italy, France, and Cuba. Here is a list of the films being shown:

Chocolat (Rated PG-13)
February 9

The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in this comedy. Shortly after moving to town, a mysterious woman Vianne (Juliette Binoche) opens a confectionery shop across the street from the local Catholic Church during Lent. Vianne tempts the townspeople with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, with the help of another new arrival in town, handsome Irish Gypsy Roux (Johnny Depp).
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Before Sunrise (Rated R)
February 16

Jesse (Ethan Hawke), a young American, meets Celine, a French beauty (Julie Delpy), on a train traveling through Europe. They enjoy each other’s conversation so much that when they arrive in Vienna, Jesse convinces Celine to accompany him wandering the Vienna streets until it’s time for his plane to depart. As they talk and walk through Vienna one magical night, they fall in love.
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Big Night (Rated R)
February 23

Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open a restaurant in America. Primo is the grumpy and gifted chef determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons. To save their restaurant, they must prepare a masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, on one big night.
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Lost in Translation (Rated R)
March 2

Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more.
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Julie and Julia (Rated PG-13)
March 9

Julie (Amy Adams) is an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Based on two true stories, “Julie & Julia” intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
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The Motorcycle Diaries (Rated R)
March 16

In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Gael García Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna), set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The tale follows their journey as they unveil the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent.
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Chef (Rated R)
March 23

After chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a Cuban food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.
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For more information, visit longmontmuseum.org. Purchase tickets online with any of the above links (please note, online ticketing currently only works on desktop and laptop computers, not on mobile), by calling the Museum’s Box Office at 303-651-8374 or at the door.

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