Watch Fried Green Tomatoes For Free At The International Museum Of Art This Weekend
There is nothing like a great old movie, even if that old movie was something that you saw as an adult and now makes you feel old because it's only been 28 years since it was released and you are waaaay older than 28.
But I digress.
Fried Green Tomatoes came out in 1991 and I remember seeing it in the theaters. You know the plot. Kathy Bates plays Evelyn Couch, a neglected housewife who meets Ninny Threadgoode played by Jessica Tandy. Ninny begins to tell Evelyn the story of Idgie and Ruth, two women who lived in a small town called Whistle Stop. Idgie and Ruth were lovers, but that was only very vaguely touched on in the movie. Ninny tells Evelyn about how Idgie rescued Ruth from her horrible husband, how they raised Ruth's son together, how Idgie helped a man escape after he murdered Ruth's horrible husband, and how Ruth died of cancer.
The whole movie is so good. You know how there are some parts of even one of your favorite movies that has you going to get popcorn or going to the bathroom? Fried Green Tomatoes is not that movie. Each scene is so funny or so poignant that you just can't take your eyes off the screen for a moment.
You can watch Fried Green Tomatoes at the International Museum of Art this Saturday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m. The movie is free and there are ridiculously inexpensive concessions, so you can check out the movie, have some great movie snacks and probably only spend about $10 per person.
After the movie, check out the rest of the museum. It's a Trost-designed treasure!