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Food In The Movies: Course At Scarsdale Library Cooks Up Lively Discussion

Marilyn DeRight hosts seven-session course for Scarsdale Adult School.

, adjunct professor of English at Iona College and veteran instructor of literature, film, and drama at the for many years, will return this March to debut a new film course at the .

Entitled “Fabulous Food Films,” this 7-session course will focus on films that use food as a narrative device. The act of cooking and the revelations that often occur during mealtime gatherings serve as metaphors in the movies to be discussed.

Films under consideration for viewing and critique are: “Eat Drink Man Woman,” “Chocolat,” “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," “Ratatouille, “Felicia’s Journey,” “Babette’s Feast,” “Like Water for Chocolate,” “Tampopo” and “Big Night.”

Classes meet for screenings and discussion on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Scarsdale Public Library, beginning on March 6, 2012. Tuition for the course is $135.

To register, visit www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org. Call (914) 723-2325 with any questions.

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