The team behind Edible Cinema has announced that its Christmas movie will be Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, to screen at The Electric in Notting Hill in December
Not everyone wants to enjoy a cinema experience by dressing up in 50s gear and attempting banter with hired actors; but the ‘immersive’ events held by Edible Cinema offer something a little different. On the surface, it’s pretty simple; they select a film and create a menu to match, but it’s a little more complex than serving gobstoppers for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Edible Cinema team like to take an abstract approach to their screenings, picking out unexpected moments and pairing them with a food serving that brings the aroma, sound or taste of the film to life. At the Edible Cinema screening of Some Like it Hot, the audience members were given jelly on springs just as Jerry was admiring Sugar’s derriere for the first time. For American Werewolf in London, they opened their serving pots to find a piece of cola-smoked quail otherwise known as ‘a tramps finger.’
It’s not surprising that Edible Cinema’s love for the unexpected has led its team to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, a warped dystopian alternative to your average Christmas movie. It’s impossible to know what they’ll cook up for the carefully-matched menu, but we suspect Mrs. Ida Lowry’s stretchy skin will make an appearance.
Screenings of Brazil will take place on the 13 and 14 of December at The Electric Cinema Notting Hill, for updates and tickets visit: