Meeting and a Movie

Have your Chocolat' and eat it too!!

The CAP General Meeting will start at 7pm and will be packed with information you need as a resident of the neighborhood. Please come out and join us at the Palisades Beach on April 22nd and, thereby, help build neighbor relationships and a strong community. We also need your input! No pressure, just presence.

As a special treat for us adults (who have all stressed throughout the COVID year!), we are showing the movie Chocolat' on the BIG SCREEN following the meeting. Please stay, bring a comfy chair, your favorite libation, and some munchies...perhaps some chocolat'!

Chocolat (French pronunciation: ​[ʃokola]) is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1999 novel Chocolat by the English author, Joanne Harris. It was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs, Chocolat tells the story of Vianne Rocher, played by Juliette Binoche, who arrives in the fictional French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes at the beginning of Lent with her six-year-old daughter, Anouk. She opens a small chocolaterie. Soon, she and her chocolate influence the lives of the townspeople of this repressed French community in different and interesting ways.

The film began a limited release in the United States on December 22, 2000, and went on general release on January 19, 2001. Critics gave the drama positive reviews, praising its acting performances, its screenplay and Rachel Portman's score. The film garnered a number of accolades, including many for its screenplay, direction, acting, and music. It received five nominations at the 73rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Binoche won the European Film Award for Best Actress for her performance, while Dench was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2001.

"Common Sense" review says age 14+ Fabulous French fairy tale and romance for teens and up.


Directed by

Lasse Hallström

Produced by

· David Brown

· Kit Golden

· Leslie Holleran

Screenplay by

Robert Nelson Jacobs

Based on

Chocolat by Joanne Harris


· Juliette Binoche

· Judi Dench

· Alfred Molina

· Lena Olin

· Johnny Depp

· Carrie-Anne Moss

· John Wood

· Leslie Caron

Music by

Rachel Portman


Roger Pratt

Edited by

Andrew Mondshein

Distributed by

Miramax Films

Release date

· December 22, 2000

Running time

121 minutes


· United Kingdom

· United States


· English

· French


$25 million

Box office

$152.7 million

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