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Sweet Bean (International Film Series)

April 5

Chef from Japan cooks in Sweet Bean film sill

The Lifetime Learning Center at Craven Community College is pleased to present Sweet Bean (Japan, 2016) as part of Explorations: The International Film Series.

Looking for help in his bakery where he specializes in doriyaki pastries, Sentaro hires 76-year-old Tokue. To Sentaro’s surprise, his new employee has a unique talent for making the popular delicacy … but she’s also hiding a troubling secret. A beautiful partnership blossoms between Tokue and a needy teenage girl, Wakana, a regular customer with her own touching story. Sweet Bean is no fairy tale, and unexpected revelations add layers of emotional complexity and metaphorical suggestions. The film is a heartwarming, albeit a bittersweet, experience.

The runtime for Sweet Bean is 113 minutes and this film is not rated.

This year’s  international film selections will be presented on the first Friday of every month from September to November and January to April. All events take place in Orringer Auditorium on the New Bern Campus. All are welcome. Admission is Free! Donations directly support the film series.

Each film has two show times:

  • Matinee at 2:30 p.m.
  • Evening screening at 7:30 p.m.

Our website is: www.cravencc.edu/llc/international-films/

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April 5


Orringer Auditorium