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On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Nevada City Film Festival, Miners Foundry Cultural Center and The Old 5 Mile House will present “BIG NIGHT” an exciting and unique cinematic, dining, and cultural experience. “The movie and the feast” pairs the critically acclaimed, modern classic film “Big Night” with a traditional Italian feast just like the one in the film.
In love and life, one big night can change everything! “Big Night” is the tale of two immigrant brothers from Abruzzo who own and operate a restaurant called “Paradise.” One brother, Primo (Tony Shalhoub), is a brilliant, perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers’ expectations of “Americanized” Italian food. Their uncle’s offer for them to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is becoming more and more appealing to Primo. The other brother, Secondo (Stanley Tucci), is the restaurant’s manager, who is enamored of the possibilities presented by their new endeavor and life in America. Despite Secondo’s efforts and Primo’s magnificent food, their restaurant is failing. They host a final “Big Night” to save the restaurant. The film also stars Minnie Drivers, Isabella Rosellini, and Marc Anthony.
“Big Night” literally makes your mouth salivate and your stomach growl! It’s that good! And not just because of the amazing Italian food, but the superb acting and plot.
It was nominated for the “Grand Jury Prize” at the Sundance Film Festival and the “Grand Special Prize” at the Deauville Film Festival.
Following the film, dinner will be hosted in the beautiful Stone Hall. The Old 5 Mile House has created a mouth-watering menu of the traditional Italian dishes featured in the movie including
Maiale di Lattante Arrostito tutto (Whole Roasted Suckling Pig)
Timbale Reale (baked pasta)
Risotto Bandiera Italiana (Risotto in the Colors of the Italian Flag)
Brodo Vegetale con Pasta (vegetable soup)
Pollo Arrostito con Rosmarino (Whole Roasted Chickens with Rosemary)
Pesci Arrostiti Tutto Con le Erbe (Whole Roasted Fish with Herbs)
plus fresh vegetables including beets, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes,
and radicchio, either grilled or roasted to perfection.
And of course, Tira Misu for desert.
Enjoy this tantalizing dinner, perfect for both vegetarians and carnivores, by romantic candle light and a warm fire.
We promise people will be talking about “Big Night” all year long.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Big Night – A Movie and a Feast
Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Doors 430pm, Film 5pm, Dinner 7pm
Tickets $45/Magic Lantern Film Society and Miners Foundry Members,
$50/GA, water, soft drinks, tea, and coffee included. No Host Bar.
Purchase a table for 8 guests for $400 and we’ll include 2 bottles of wine (red and white)
Reservations must be made by April 7, 2012 to reserve your dinner and seat.
Buy Tickets at www.minersfoundry.org or the Nevada City Box Office 530-265-5462.