Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday Night Film

Last night, Fee and I went to the Robinson Film Center to see a screening of Divorce, Italian Style, the 1961 Oscar-winning satire about an Italian nobleman who decides to murder his wife in order to marry...his cousin. This is one of the films in the Italian Film Festival--others include The Bicycle Thief, Bread and Tulips, The Golden Door, Cinema Paradiso, and My Brother Is an Only Child. The festival includes lectures and panel discussions about local Italian immigrants and the history of Italian cinema.

There is a Bistro that serves delicious (and out of the common run) food on the second floor of the Center, and patrons can take their drinks into the theater. We had drinks at the bar before the movie, and my glass of wine accompanied me into the theater.

We ate after the film, and Fee had beef carpacchio and fried green tomatoes which looked delicious, but I'd eaten a bag of popcorn during the movie and stuck with a small Caesar salad. Last time we were there, I had Medallions of Pork Tenderloin with
apples, brown sugar and white chocolate sauce, wild rice pancake. Interesting!


  1. What fun! I love Bread and Tulips...I own a copy and have also given them as gifts many times. Sounds like a great Saturday evening =-)

  2. Great movies - have seen (and love) several of them - and a glass of wine sounds good too!

  3. what a terrific line up of movies...I've seen all but not the last - which I've heard of but haven't seen...will have to check that one out.

    I adore fried green tomatoes - and this is the season of them - I'll have to see if f's interested in adding them to our menu for tonight, now that I've got a yen for them!

    nice venue where you can take a glass of wine into the movie!

  4. what a delightful evening - sounds like everything a proper Saturday night ought to be.

  5. Debby - Bread and Tulips is one of my favorites, too!

    Kim - I've seen three of the films before, and doubt that I'll get a chance to see the others during the Festival because of timing, but the Center always has good films scheduled. The wine part IS nice!

    kimy - I have never seen My Brother Is an Only Child either, but love the title! We were planning to see it on Sunday afternoon, but circumstances prevented it.

    I love fried green tomatoes, too. There is a place across the river that does them to a crispy delight...and I sometimes fry my own. Not as often now, since the kids aren't here to beg for them.

    ACey - It was exactly that! :)


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