Movie Lovers' Evening: Like Water for Chocolate with Marshall Marcovitz
Our complicated relationship with food and love is a favorite interest of filmmakers around the world. How do different directors tell the story of life, love and friendship across the table? We’ll view film clips and discuss Alfonso Arau’s 1998 fantasy and celebration of Mexican culture Like Water for Chocolate. Food is so magical it inspires the characters to laugh, cry, and run naked.
Marshall Marcovitz teaches Love and the Loss in the Movies, Food and Film and other courses on film at the New School in New York City.
He previously taught these courses at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He studied film with Roger Ebert. His expertise is his ability to help audiences use their own real life experiences to better understand the power of the movies to move them. His courses tap into the psychological, emotional and visual reasons that we respond so intimately to the movies. He is also the founder and former CEO of the Chef's Catalog, a leading Internet and mail order cooking catalog, and currently writes a monthly column on online strategies for The Gourmet Retailer magazine.