Director: Barry Levinson

110 minutes, U.S.A., 1982, Colour, DVD

Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

It’s the last week of 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, and Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg and Mickey Rourke are among a posse of early twenty some-things who round off every night at Fellspoint roadside diner. There they bicker and compare exploits while smoking and picking at steak sandwiches with sauce-drenched fries. Based on elements of director Barry Levinson’s own life, the film deals with the various aspects of young adulthood confronted by each of the characters – an approaching wedding, mounting debt and lack of direction – but wisely allows the impeccable cast’s quick-fire banter, authentic sense of camaraderie, and indulgence in fast food to take precedence. (Notes by Alice Butler.)

This screening includes the short film Blood Orange Cake by Aoife McElwain and Mark Duggan of www.forkful.tv

After the screening, enjoy one of our Main Courses inspired by the film:

Open Sandwich of Roast Beef on Traditional American Rye Bread with Onion Rings, Fries and accompanied by Cocktail Mayo

Leek and Brie Tartlet accompanied by an Apple and Fennel Salad 

Oven-baked Fillet of Salmon on a bed of Mashed Potato served with Creamed Spinach and Roasted Tomato. 

Tickets €20.

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