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Sunday, December 26 (View All Dates)
7:00 pm


City Cinema, 64 King St, Charlottetown

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PG, mature themes, coarse language.

Dir: Julie Cohen, Betsy West, USA, 2021, 95 min.

José Andrés, Julia Child, André Cointreau

“This endearing and enlightening soup-to-nuts tale beautifully captures the essence of a truly larger-than-life figure. Through her cookbooks and TV shows, Julia Child introduced homemakers to the joy of French cooking… Starting out in her early 50s, Julia Child hosted wildly popular television cooking shows for almost four decades. Through the use of surprisingly intimate archival, rich audio and video of the woman herself and interviews with family members and colleagues, we learn how… the young, 6ft 3 Child wanted a life of adventure, joining America’s Office of Strategic Services with the intention of becoming a spy. Instead, a posting to Ceylon as a typist clerk eventuated in her only having eyes for her co-worker,  Paul Child… the pair became inseparable, as he was posted first to China and then to France… It was there that she fell in love with French cooking…  Cohen and West do a superb job of corralling all the wonderful, sometimes hilarious tales and vivid archival material into a satisfying narrative, while also looking at what Child achieved in a wider context. This warm and witty portrait paints her not only as an important figure of the American feminist movement, but also an incorrigible flirt and voracious eater… Richly satisfying and absorbing viewing.”  James Croot, Stuff