Tasty delights from Screen Bites

SCREEN Bites, the Second Slice, continues the 2019 festival of film and food with Mystic Pizza at Stourton Caundle village hall on Wednesday, 23rd October.

This charming and funny film,  charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in a little town called Mystic. For sexy Daisy Araujo (Julia Roberts), her sensible sister Kat (Annabeth Gish) and their wisecracking friend Jojo (Lili Taylor), the summer after high school is a summer they’ll never forget. Slinging pizza at a local restaurant, the three girls share their hopes, dreams and plans for escaping their small town. This was Julia Roberts’ breakthrough film.

Halstock village hall on Saturday, 26th October has a 2017 film, Madame, directed by Amanda Sthers. A wealthy American couple prepare a luxurious dinner at their Parisian home. To avoid having an unlucky 13 guests around the table, they ask their loyal maid to masquerade as a wealthy Spanish heiress.

The last weekend of Screen Bites 2019 begins on Friday, 1st November at Moreton village hall for Screen Bites’ regular co-promotion with Purbeck Film Festival. The film is Little Forest, a 2018 South Korean drama film directed by Yim Soon-rye and based on a manga series of the same name by Daisuke Igarashi which was first published in 2002. After failing her college exams Hye-won (Kim Tae-ri) abandons her school and job in Seoul to return to the small village where she was raised.

The finale, on Saturday, 2nd November, is at Briantspuddle village hall and is the delightful Romantics Anonymous, a favourite with Screen Bites audiences for years. It is a bitter-sweet French rom-com set in a chocolate factory that chronicles the awkward romance between two painfully shy people, both suffering from “hyper-emotionalism”.

Pictured: Noma: My Perfect Storm, and Mystic Pizza.