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Food in Film: STANLEY & IRIS (1990) w/ food pairing by Roselle Desserts

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400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M9

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STANLEY & IRIS
USA 1990 104min. PG
Directed by Martin Ritt
Starring Jane Fonda, Robert DeNiro, Martha Plimpton
Jane Fonda plays Iris—a bakery worker in the Nevins & Davis, commercial bakery, who has found herself recently widowed and trying to support her family on a meager, working class paycheque. Robert DeNiro plays Stanley—an illiterate, short-order cook who works in the cafeteria of the Nevins & Davis bakery, and manages to get fired one day because he can’t read the labels that distinguish sugar from roach powder.
Iris and Stanley find one another, and Iris commits to teach Stanley how to read. Over time, the two develop a lukewarm, complicated, romantic relationship with each other, which is epitomized in their tandem, bike-riding adventures around Connecticut.
This is not a cinematic masterpiece. In fact, it was released to much criticism, and actually lost money. But it’s directed by Martin Ritt—who made some of the most intense, political dramas of the '60s, '70s, and '80s—and stars two of Hollywood’s biggest names in completely ridiculous roles. If you want to be entertained and watch Jane Fonda frost a cake with her super-tanned arms, or laugh at Robert DeNiro trying to spell, “train” or “friendship”, this is the movie for you.
With a tagline like, “some people need love spelled out for them”, you know this movie is going to be so bad, it’s good.

About the Restaurant

Roselle Desserts is run by Steph and Bruce—a couple who met while working abroad in Paris, and now seek to use their bakery to provide Toronto with French-inspired desserts. Located in Corktown, Roselle offers their clientele a selection of cakes, caramels, cookies, and pastries that they would want to eat themselves.

Food in Film at the Revue Cinema is curated by Cora James and is sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.


*Just like a busy restaurant, advance tickets/reservations to the Revue's Food in Film series are required. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Don't miss out!

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