Chuck Siegel's excellent Charles Chocolates (6529 Hollis, Emeryville) continues its sweets-themed free Summer Movie Series this Friday, August 8, with Mostly Martha, a 2001 German romantic comedy. While not specifically about chocolate, the film follows the travails of a female chef, with plenty of cooking thrown in for good measure. The series runs every second and fourth Friday through the end of August, beginning at 9:00 p.m. on the patio. And if foreign romantic comedy isn't exactly your cup of tea, go for the caramel corn, popped especially to scarf down during the flick. Then there's always the chocolate. Tons and tons of chocolate.
-- Brian Bernbaum