Themed film series underway at Point Reyes Station print shop


As parts of Point Reyes Station were winding down last Thursday night, Ink Paper Plate opened to local cinephiles seeking a casual evening of foreign film and homemade nosh. About a dozen attendees spanning all ages gathered in Point Reyes Station for a viewing of “Tampopo,” the 1985 Japanese cult-classic comedy that disrupts cultural norms while stirring up the intersection of romance and ramen. It was the third installment of a weekly movie series curated by the print shop’s owner Sirima Sataman and Inverness foodie Miguel Kuntz. Starting in August, the shop has presented a film paired with food on Thursday nights. “Eat Drink Man Woman” from Taiwan was shown first and viewed with dumplings, while Italy’s “Big Night” was screened alongside bruschetta. To complement “Tampopo,” a spread of mochi cake, sushi and popcorn seasoned with furikake and miso butter lay on the counter while a case of Sapporo beer sat in ice nearby. Mr. Kuntz and his friends prepared the food, which was funded by donations. The idea behind the series came earlier this summer when Mr. Kuntz found himself in San Francisco with an afternoon to fill. He decided to seek out an art house theater and quickly found about 10 different curated thematic movie series. “We don’t have something like this in West Marin, and I wish we did,” Mr. Kuntz said. Each month, the series will center around a new theme; music, Halloween and science fiction may be coming. Burr Heneman, a Point Reyes Station resident, provided the drop-down screen (the films are shown through a projector) after he watched the first film on a “lumpy sheet.” “What a treat to be able to walk over here and see a movie,” he said, adding that “Tampopo” is one of the few films he owns on D.V.D. “This place is a treasure to the community.”

The film series continues today with “Babette’s Feast” at 7 p.m. at Ink Paper Plate, in Point Reyes Station. A $5 donation is requested.