The Academy at Metrograph
7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
The Academy continues its yearlong residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.
Like Water for Chocolate
August 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET
With director Alfonso Arau in person
Based on a novel by Laura Esquivel, Arau’s seductive, delicious, and enormously charming film is a work of hot-and-heavy magical realism set in a Mexican town circa 1910, where young lovers Tita and Pedro (Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi) have been forbidden to marry, leading to smoldering unfulfilled desire and inexplicable goings-on in Tita’s kitchen. One of the first outings for future legend Emmanuel Lubezki, sharing cinematography duties with Steven Bernstein, and an irresistible paean to the appetites for both food and sex. “Gains the poignancy of an old story that is already over, so that the romance takes on a kind of grandeur.”—Roger Ebert