Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Run Time: 122 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 2001 Language: French with English Subtitles
Starring: Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Audrey Tautou, Lorella Cravotta., Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Nitehawk’s second FILM FEAST features Amélie with a traditional French cuisine menu by Chef Sara Nguyen (Top Chef Season 3 Miami, Sprout Restaurant, Frog n Snail, and Marc Forgione). Cocktails courtesy of Pernod Absinthe. 21 and up!
NITEHAWK CINEMA Presents: AMELIE Film Feast
Featuring Guest Chef Sara Nguyen.
Run through the streets of Paris with Amelie as she uses a rediscovered childhood treasure to transform the lives of others…and herself. Little Amelie is a cafe waitress who lives in a world inside her own mind, one of fantasy stemming from a mistaken heart condition that stifled her childhood but not her imagination. Cute and quirky (n’est ce pas?), Amélie is a vivid heartfelt exploration of human vulnerability, eccentricities, and the overwhelming power of love.
On selecting this film, Chef Sara Nguyen said, “This is one of my favorite, feel good movies. I love the child like personalities of the characters and the overall innocence and whimsy that overlays the very adult circumstances of the film.”
Cocktail pairings by Pernod Absinthe
Croque Madame, Gruyere, Farm Egg, Mushroom and Black Truffle
Pork Rillete, Apple Mustard, Curry Ailoi and Baguette
Mussels, Fennel, Sausage and Absinthe
Crepe, Duck Confit, Orange, Crème Fraiche and Radish
Angel Food Cake, Plum Jam and Absinthe Cream
BONUS – Our guests will get the total treat of Absinthe cotton candy!
EXTRA BONUS – Join Fluent City for a free French slang workshop in the downstairs bar/cafe before Amélie (7pm)! Receive a crash course in French before Amélie as Fluent City teaches you a few French phrases of what you can hear spoken in the streets of Paris (and in the background of Amélie). Understand not only the slang used, but also why it’s so common and how to not sound like a stereotypical American trying to speak French. Note: All levels welcome, including beginners, as this workshop is taught in English.