Movies Houstonians Love (Meals on Reels): Babette's Feast

Charles Clark's favorite movie just might be the granddaddy of the "food film" genre

The chef and owner of Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, Charles Clark, knows a little something about the power of a meal done right. Maybe that's why he picked Babette's Feast for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's series Movies Houstonians Love: Meals on Reels. The granddaddy of all food movies is probably Babette's Feast, Danish director Gabriel Axel's 1987 period piece and an ancestor of popular films such as Mexico's Like Water for Chocolate, Taiwan's Eat Drink Man Woman and the American multiplex's darling Julie & Julia. The film features a refugee fleeing the French Revolution who's sent to live with two bitter, middle-aged sisters in a Dutch village. Once there, she sets out to gather all the ingredients to make a proper French dinner, an endeavor over which all the characters bond. 7 p.m. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org/films. $6 to $7.
Mon., April 26, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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