Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Clinton St.Theater presents BABETTE'S FEAST

Clinton St.Theater presents BABETTE'S FEAST


babette's feast

While Babette's Feast is bleak, and often ponderous and stony, it eventually resolves as a moving hymn to art.

Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

Nourishing both the senses and the religious imagination with its profound representation of food and eating, the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film remains the gold standard for food films.

Antonio Sison, National Catholic Reporter

It's a strangely moving film about talents and passions used and not used.

Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

babette's feast
Gabriel Axel
103 minutes

At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, it is the lovingly layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE (includes a $1 service fee).