Director: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
Writer(s): Stanley Tucci, Joseph Tropiano
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shaloub, Minnie Driver, Allison Janney
In order to save their failing restaurant, two brothers must put aside their differences and pull off a perfect restaurant service when a famous musician comes to visit. The film is known for its tantalizing images of authentic Italian food, and has been credited with sparking the conversation surrounding authenticity and creativity in the kitchen. Prior to people pausing to photograph their food and post it to social media before ordering dessert, Big Night forecasts our society’s current fascination with food culture. There will be a brief introduction and following the film there will be a panel discussion. Sponsored by Ohio University Department of Food Studies and Atrium Café.
“The real feast is in the mix of characters, each so finely and unschmaltzily delineated in a script so confident and controlled that even the most passing of participants comes alive.” Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly