Kicking off the Cinema Explorations at Railroad Square Cinema is Ramen Shop. A film about Masato, an ambitious young aspiring Ramen chef. After his embittered father dies making him an orphan, Masato leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to his late mother's hometown of Singapore to find the truth about his past and discover why he is so disconnected from her side of the family. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets of delivious recipes. "The way to the heart is always through the stomach." - Allan Hunter, Screen International. Unrated. 90 minutes. Ticket Pricing.
About Cinema Explorations: Dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of the Maine Film Center's community of film lovers, the winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee to present works of cinema from around the world and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion.