This year, Sensational Elora will present four evenings of Film on a Plate, a series of events featuring the pairing of film with food.
This year, organizers are bringing three food-related movies and a documentary film and each will be paired food and drink and there are additional surprises.
On Oct. 5, at 7pm, the movie is Waitress, a tale about a young woman who bakes pies. Jenna is unhappily married, squirrelling away money, and hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she will have enough cash to leave her husband, Earl. Added entertainment is the Marigolds, Suzie Vinnick, Caitlyn Hanford, and Gwen Swick, who will sing selections from their newly-released CD.
On Oct. 7, there is a documentary presentation of Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers. Imagine what the food will be. Antony John, The Manic Organic, will speak about the lore of garlic.
On Oct. 10, the movie is Felicia’s Journey, a dark movie by Canada’s Atom Egoyan. Set in the midlands of England, the movie tells the story of Felicia, a pregnant Irish lass seeking the father of her child and her meeting with Mr. Hilditch, a catering manager, who has many secrets to hide. Every evening Mr. Hilditch prepares elaborate dinners and Sensational Elora organizers state they will have some samplings for guests, along with a special Scotch nosing and some special guests.
On Oct. 11, it is Tampopo (Japanese for dandelion) a film all about noodles, a story of a young woman and her goal to make perfect ramen.
All Film on a Plate events will be shown at the Fergus Grand Theatre and tickets are $25 each or a special $85 pass for all four evenings. For more information check www.sensationalelora.com or call 519-846-5638.
Sensational Elora will also present, in conjunction with the Gorge Cinema, a special screening of Julie and Julia, the quintessential food movie, on Oct. 6 at 7pm. The film, based on two true stories, intertwines the lives of two women (Julia Child and Julie Powell) who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
French wine will be served with the movie; tickets are $25.