SWEET BEAN

Reading Town Square Cinemas

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

Introduction begins 30 minutes prior (4:00pm and 7:00pm)

READING TOWN SQUARE CINEMAS

Discussion follows screenings in Auditorium #14

""""""""Ode to the Simple Joys in Life""""""""-- The Hollywood Reporter

SWEET BEAN

Sweet Bean is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue's new home cooked sweet bean paste recipe, Sentaro's business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again. Running Time: 113 Minutes. Not Rated.

PLEASE NOTE: SWEET BEAN is in Japanese with English subtitles.

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