I attended a preview of Julie and Julia last night with about 280 others as part of a Women Who Really Cook(www.wwrc.info) event. It's a lot of fun to watch a movie about a culinary great with a bunch of industry people. Julia Child inspired many(that's a gross understatement). She was a HUGE! influence. It was a lovely tribute to a wonderful woman.
Maggiano's Little Italy hosted a pre-movie reception in their lovely banquet facilities, and WWRC offered a silent auction and other opportunities to donate toward the Sue Zelickson Scholarship Fund.
It was a great evening and I recommend the movie to those who love food and love Julia Child.