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Julie & Julia

Thursday, March 4 at 7:30
The Smith Film Club


About Julie & Julia

Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ landmark cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Intertwined with Julie’s story is the true tale of how Julia Child herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter.

Starring Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Meryl Streep as Julia Child. Written and directed by Nora Ephron

Meryl Streep poses on the left with a raw turkey in her role as chef Julia Childs. On the right Amy Adams poses in a small kitchen as her role of Julie Powell

About our moderator: Catherine Gallouët

Catherine GallouetThe Julie and Julia discussion will be led by Professor Catherine Gallouët, who teaches French and Francophone Studies at HWS and was a William Smith dean from 2014-2017.

She is an expert on the French Enlightenment, discourses on race in the 18th century, and North African literature and film. She has a strong interest in culinary history and has been a part of the HWS Wine Studies Program since its founding. Over the years, she has taught Julie and Julia frequently to illustrate American perceptions of France.

Join our discussion on Zoom!

At 7:30pm on Thursday, March 4, 2021 we will be hosting a public Zoom discussion for those who watched the film. Be sure to join our mailing list to receive the Zoom link and helpful reminder emails!

The email link will be sent at 6:30pm on the day of the discussion- make sure to check your inbox!

Julie & Julia is available to screen on these following platforms:

Netflix (free with subscription)

Youtube ($3.99)

Google Play Movies & TV ($3.99)

iTunes ($3.99)

Vudu ($2.99)

Amazon Prime Video ($2.99)

About The Smith Film Club

Since 2021 is all about using what we learned in 2020 and making it better, we decided to make a few tweaks to how Film Club members view films and participate in discussions:

  • Say “goodbye” to late night discussions! All discussions will start at 7:30pm and will be hosted bi-weekly.
  • Watch on your own time. We’ve decided to prioritize the discussion over the Teleparty screening. With films being sourced from all over the internet, you can choose how you watch and when.
  • All discussions will be guest moderated! Moderators are great at providing some extra insight and context with our films.

Make sure to join our mailing list to receive the discussion link and reminder emails!

Runtime:2h 3m
Julie & Julia film poster featuring Meryl Streep as chef Julia Childs on the top and underneath is Amy Adams playing Julie Powell