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Culinary Cinema Series: Hungarian Cuisine & Film, 'Gloomy Sunday'


  • WHEN Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $60 - $75

Engage your senses at Oceanside Museum of Art’s Culinary Cinema Series, a program that pairs food themed films with mouth-watering cuisine in the beautiful setting of the museum.

On Saturday, February 27th at 5:30 pm the museum will screen the classic film “Gloomy Sunday” and serve a delicious dinner inspired by the film’s tantalizing “beef roll.”

The Culinary Cinema event will begin with tray passed hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine leading into the viewing of the award winning film “Gloomy Sunday”.

Immediately after the screening, guests will enjoy a formal sit down dinner. The talented Chef Steve Akin of San Diego’s iconic DZ Akins will prepare a gourmet meal including roulade of beef stuffed with imported cheeses, served alongside a medley of vegetables, potatoes and fresh homemade breads. The evening will end with a dessert and coffee bar.

Reservations are required in advance and limited to 80 guests. Call the museum at 760-435-3721 for reservations.

Cost is $60 for OMA members, and $75 for non-members.

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About the Film:
Based on a novel by Nick Barkow, “Gloomy Sunday” is a German/Hungarian film co-written and directed by Rolf Schubel in 1999. Set in World War II Hungary, the film centers on a romantic love triangle and the fictional story of the famous song “Gloomy Sunday.” The story begins in a Budapest eatery, Restaurant Szabo where restaurant owner, Laszlo (Joachim Krol), and pianist Andras (Stefano Dionisi), fall in love with Ilona (Erika Marozsan), a waitress at Szabo. The plot thickens when their regular customer Hans (Ben Becker), an SS colonel, begins to pursue Ilona's affections. “Gloomy Sunday” won Best Screenplay by Deutscher Filmpreis in 2000 and Best Director, Best Cinematographer by Bayerischer Filmpreis in 2000.

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