Washington DC movie fans can attend a free advance screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. This uplifting culinary delight follows a displaced Indian family who open a restaurant in a quaint village in the south of France. What they don't know is the classical French, Michelin-starred restaurant across the street is run by the competitive Madame Mallory who does not appreciate their presence. As the two families clash over cuisine a magical fusion of cultures begins to weave between cooking prodigy Hassan and Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite.
The screening takes place on Monday, August 4th at 7:30pm at AMC Mazza Gallerie. To enter, you must first subscribe to the DC Movie Examiner Email Newsletter to receive instant alerts for future advance screenings, movie news, and movie reviews. Then go to www.SeeItFirst.net and enter code 753780 to download one Admit-Two pass to the screening.
Please bear in mind that passes do not guarantee entry. Seating is first come first served, and the theater will be overbooked to assure full capacity. Attendees will want to arrive at least 60-90 minutes early to assure entry.
The Hundred-Foot Journey is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and opens August 8th.
SYNOPSIS: In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to an all-out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Madame Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore. At first Madame Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.