Internationally renowned “Like Water for Chocolate” screens in Lowell as part of Chick Flick & Chocolate II, April 14!

 

Part of the Brush Gallery’s
“Chick Flick & Chocolate II” Fundraiser
Saturday, April 14 
5:30PM @ Brush Gallery: All-You-Can-Eat Sweet Treat Tasting
7PM @ National Park Visitor Center: Like Water for Chocolate screening
 
 
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Tickets: $12 per person or $20 per couple
Price includes the Sweet Treat Tasting AND Film Screening!
Click here to purchase advance tickets 
 
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If you were fortunate enough to attend last year’s first ever “Chick Flick & Chocolate” fundraiser at the Brush Gallery, then you KNOW what a great time we had and how marvelously successful it was! The LFC joins forces once again with the Brush Gallery to present “Chick Flick & Chocolate II,” the return of a fabulous night out with friends, family and community to benefit the Brush Gallery and its stellar programs! But don’t let the name fool you — this great night of food & film is not just for ladies … EVERYONE is invited to come out and enjoy! Click here to see great photos of last year’s event!
 
 
We encourage you to get your tickets EARLY as last year’s event reached capacity! Learn more about the Brush Gallery & Artists’ Studios at TheBrush.org.
 
 
 
 
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FULL EVENT SCHEDULE
 
5:30PM @ The Brush Gallery: All-You-Can-Eat Sweet Treat Tasting
256 Market Street

Arrive at the Gallery and enjoy an evening sampling a variety of tasty delights (with an emphasis on CHOCOLATE) including cookies, cupcakes, wines, and coffees. Below is the full list of local businesses & specialty food sellers providing the Sweet Treats for the evening:
 
 
Cookie Central / Andover
Mill City Cupcake Company (Facebook) / Lowell
Zac & Ani’s Bread (Facebook) / Newburyport
 

 
 
7PM @ the Lowell National Park Visitor Center: “Like Water for Chocolate” 
246 Market Street
Walk just a few steps to the National Park Visitor Center to see the internationally renowned Mexican film Like Water for Chocolate, the brilliant adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s 1989 best-selling novel. Sumptuous, Mexican dishes will never taste the same again! This film is recommended for mature audiences and will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Seating is general admission. 
 
ABOUT THE FILM 
A passionate tale of exquisite cuisine and forbidden love! Based on the best-selling 1989 debut novel by Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers her cooking has magical effects. The tale’s heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for her aging mother, Tita nevertheless falls in love with a handsome young man named Pedro. Pedro returns her affection, but he cannot overcome her family’s disapproval, and he instead marries Tita’s elder sister. The lovestruck young woman is brutally disappointed, and her sadness has such force that it infects her cooking: all who eat it will feel her heartbreak with the same intensity. This newly discovered power continues to manifest itself after the wedding, as Tita and Pedro, overcome by their denied love, embark on a secret affair. Director Alfonso Arau, Esquival’s husband at the time, presents the acts of love and cooking with the same glossy, sensual sheen. This combination of traditional melodrama and exotic fairy tale proved extremely popular with audiences, particularly in the United States, where it became one of the highest grossing foreign language films at the time!
 

 

 
Enjoy a teaser!

 
 
 
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