The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox
  • Wednesday April 03, 2024 2:00 PM

Ritesh Batra, 2013
PG; 104 minutes; Hindi with English subtitles

A lonely housewife (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband (Nakul Vaid). Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of an irritable widower (Irrfan Khan). Curious about her husband's lack of response, she adds a note to the next day's lunch box and thus begins an unusual friendship in which two lonely strangers can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

Indulge yourself with a series featuring many of “My Favorite Films” including tales of romance, humor, suspense, satire, and heroism. Organized by Auditorium Manager Tina Gorski, a lifelong movie lover, the films in this series may hold special memories for you: no matter how many times you see them, they continue to draw you in one more time. The series features films since 1945. While many of these films are available through streaming, it’s always more fun to see them in the theater.

Make a day of it at the Modern and include extra time to visit the galleries and our special exhibitions. Enjoy lunch in Café Modern and then settle in for an afternoon screening, or plan for a coffee break afterwards with fellow film enthusiasts. 

Screenings are at 2 pm most Wednesdays in the Modern’s auditorium. Tickets are $5 (FREE for Modern members), available at the museum’s admission desk. Click here to purchase tickets online.