Center for Italian Studies presents "Big Night" (1996)

Multicultural - Film/Video

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Fitchburg State University: Hammond Hall
Ellis White Lecture Hall
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
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The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University launches Affari di Famiglia, an exploration of Italian-American families and their foray into commerce, with a screening of the film "Big Night" (1996) at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door.

In this acclaimed film, two immigrant brothers in 1950s America struggle to establish their own restaurant. They finagle a promise that Louis Prima will make an appearance at their restaurant and begin preparing food for the "big night." Conflict between the brothers arises over life in America and creative issues in the kitchen. This poignant film blends Italian love of food, family and immigrant ambitions for success, all mixed in with family dynamics. Directed by and starring Stanley Tucci.

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for students

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders


Last Modified: January 30, 2013 at 3:26 PM

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