SLO FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 25-30 2024 ENCORE MAY 1-5

BIG NIGHT (1996)

Set in the 1950s on the Jersey Shore, the film follows two Italian immigrant brothers as they host an evening of free food at their restaurant in an effort to grow its exposure.

NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE VIRTUAL ENCORE FESTIVAL.

A NOTE FROM JIM DEE, PALM THEATRE OWNER:

Italian brothers Primo and Secondo — portrayed by Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci (who also directed) attempt to bring their cuisine to the U.S., opening a restaurant in New Jersey in the 1950s. Hoping to stay in business, their biggest hurdle of not compromising their gourmet food to suit an unsophisticated American palate proves to be their biggest challenge. This poignant comedy-drama underscores the tricky relationship between art and commerce, employing classic elements of Italian neo-realism, and introduces us to the secret dish known as Timpano.

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4:30 PM — Palm Theatre

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DIRECTOR(S):Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
PRODUCER(S):Jonathan Filley, Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci, David Paul Kirkpatrick, Keith Samples
SCREENWRITER(S):Stanley Tucci, Joseph Tropiano
RUN TIME: 107 Minutes

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