July 19, 2024

RATATOUILLE free, under the stars and by the river

Showing: Saturday, August 14 at 8:20 PM
Year: 2007
Country: USA
Genre: ,,
Director: ,

Despite his sensational sniffer and sophisticated palate, Remy’s dreams of becoming a chef seem hopeless due to one small detail–he’s a rat! Through a twist of fate, he ends up in the world-famous restaurant of his late hero, Auguste Gusteau. With a dash of culinary courage and the help from his friends, he conquers the kitchen and proves that big dreams can come true no matter who you are. By the end of Ratatouille the restaurant critic, Anton Ego, has a lot to say about the work of the critic and the role of tradition and innovation in the arts. And this being a Disney/Pixar film, it of course has things to say about real life issues, includes wonderful characters and complicated subplots, is exceptional animation, and there is plenty to laugh about.

Saturday, August 14th at 8:20 PM (dusk)
Rain date, August 15th – keep an eye on this page for weather cancellation information.
USA, 2007, 111 minutes, rated G
Free, in Nyack’s Memorial Park
BYO blankets, lawn chairs, and masks, and please distance yourselves from others.


Special Thanks to friends of Visit Nyack for sponsoring Ratatouille!
We encourage you to turn the evening into a picnic with Nyack’s many restaurants just blocks away,
a very fitting side dish to this gastronomic adventure. BYO lawn chairs or blanket.

“The moral of Ratatouille is delivered by a critic: a gaunt, unsmiling fellow named Anton Ego who composes his acidic notices in a coffin-shaped room and who speaks in the parched baritone of Peter O’Toole. ‘Not everyone can be a great artist,’ Mr. Ego muses. ‘But a great artist can come from anywhere.’” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times

“A triumph of animation, comedy, imagination and, yes, humanity.” “This is clearly one of the best of the year’s films.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

“This delicious tale of a rat who cooks is pure joy, a grand achievement — one of the most beautiful animated pictures ever made.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com