The South Orange Public Library has announced their winter film series, starting at 7 p.m. on January 31.
The 3-part Tuesday evening series will have a theme of “Food for Thought.” Each film will use food and its various effects on people as a central theme. Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by Philip Weisman, filmmaker and Associate Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
The first film in the series will be Chocolat, shown on Tuesday, January 31. The film, directed by Lasse Halstrom and starring Juliet Binoche and Johnny Depp, is a charming and whimsical tale of a woman who opens a chocolate shop in a small French town and offends the rigid morality of the villagers.
The second film, on February 28, will be the documentary Super Size Me. Directed by Morgan Spurlock, the film follows him as he experimented with eating all his meals at McDonald’s for a month, which had disastrous results on his health. Spurlock was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Best Director award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for this film.
The third film in the series will be the Danish film, Babette’s Feast. It will be shown on Tuesday, March 27.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served.