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Film showing: Tampopo (1985)

All members of the campus community are invited to join the CWRU Film Society and JapanCASE in viewing Tampopo (1985) at Strosacker Auditorium. Showtimes will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7 and 9 p.m. Masking is mandatory for all attendees. 

Register for a ticket in advance ($4) or purchase one at the door. Members of the CWRU Film Society receive free admission—just arrive before the first showing to help set up.

View the CWRU Film Society’s fall 2021 schedule.


This ramen Western is a cult classic at CWRU Film Society in particular: a glorious comedic meditation on food that will make you crave a good bowl of ramen. The main plot concerns Tampopo, a widowed noodle chef, who is helped to become a first-class chef by truck driver Goro and friends—but this bizarre collection of vignettes concerning food, sexand American movie tropes filtered through a Japanese lens is much more than it seems. The Philadelphia Inquirer raves: “Outwardly preposterous. And everything works.”