PG, 121 minutes
Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin
As part of the Epicure’s Revue program, the theatre celebrates the wonderful dark confection with a screening of Chocolat, in which a woman (Binoche) and her daughter shake up a small, staid French town when they open up a chocolate shop stocked with sinfully tempting confections. ($7 advance, $8 and $10 at the door).
Roncesvalles restaurants and shops are joining in, offering chocolate-themed menus and showcasing their chocolate products. Here’s a taste: a four-course menu at Blue Plate ($30) with chocolate flavouring both savoury and sweet dishes; a chocolate tasting at The Chocolateria ($20); chocolate fondue and drinks at Fat Cat Wine Bar ($30 for two); a caribou filet, served with a savoury Mexican chocolate mole sauce, at The Dizzy ($16); chocolate-themed wine-tasting at Lardon ($25); and complimentary chocolate sampling at The Mercantile. Pick up a list of participating retailers and restaurants at the cinema or visit revuecinema.ca. Bring a food-bank donation to the film and be eligible for a free Chocolateria sample.