Date: 12th of March 7:30pm free entrance
Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in 365 days, a challenge she described on her popular blog that would make her a published author.
Ephron’s screenplay is adapted from two books: My Life in France, Child’s autobiography written with Alex Prud’homme, and a memoir by Julie Powell documenting online her daily experiences cooking each of the 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she later began reworking that blog, The Julie/Julia Project. Both of these books were written and published in the same time frame (2004–06). The film is the first major motion picture based on a blog.
In March 2008, Ephron began filming with Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as Julie Powell. On July 30, 2009, the film officially premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City; and, on August 7, 2009, it opened throughout North America. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams previously starred together in the critically acclaimed Doubt (2008). Streep and Stanley Tucci previously starred together in the box office smash The Devil Wears Prada (2006).