FilmFeast @ IndieCork
FilmFeast @ IndieCork Birthday No. 5!
This year’s FilmFeast @ IndieCork is all about birthdays. Not only are we delighted to present our 5th birthday Feast, but we also congratulate the amazing Mary Pawle wine company, which marks 20 years of importing the finest of organic wines. We welcome Mary back to this year’s Feast once again, in high anticipation of what wine wonders she will bring to the table.
And what could be better than the glorious, understated eloquence of Big Night, simply one of the best food films ever, and also celebrating 21 years since it was first released.
So for this Film Feast, we are off to Italy again! Join us for a tasting plate of delicious food, a glass of organic wine, and the warm glow of Big Night.
Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci / 1997 / USA /
Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Ian Holm, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini
The story of two brothers whose authentic Italian restaurant is on the brink of bankruptcy in 1950’s New Jersey. The culture clash between the old world (Italy) and the new world (USA) is clear when potential customers are mostly interested in meatballs. Yet Primo is a real chef, preparing exquisite risotto and doesn’t understand the popularity of fake Italian food, served up gleefully by neighbouring restaurant, Pascal’s. Their only chance for success is to risk everything they own on an extravagant feast for bandleader Louis Prima. But a lovers’ triangle, a sneaky restaurant rival, and the hilarious perfection of chef Primo complicate their big night. If the brothers can pull the dinner off without a hitch perhaps they will succeed. A treat for food lovers and movie lovers everywhere.
‘A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction’ Rolling Stone
‘A feast of great acting and tender, small moments’ Atlantic City Weekly