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Sun, Jan 7 at 7:00pm


  • Dirs. Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci
  • USA
  • 1996
  • 109 min.
  • R
  • 35mm
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Sunday Supper

Sun, Jan 7 at 7:00pm: Introduction from essayist and arts writer Joe Pagetta | BUY TICKETS

In a restaurant run by two Italian immigrants, the tables sit empty — despite the extraordinary talents of Primo the chef and the ambitious efforts of his brother Secondo. But a chance to invite local celebrities promises not only to turn their business around but to change their lives. This delicious, critically acclaimed movie, directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott, brings together an all-star cast in a five-course gourmet experience.

“Both on screen and off, BIG NIGHT is clearly a labor of love. Written by Mr. Tucci with his cousin, Joseph Tropiano, as a family homage of sorts, and directed by two talented actors who are also old friends, the film is loaded with brotherly affection and with warm, funny and poignant evocations of a gentler time.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times (Mar 29, 1996) 

“One of the great food movies, and yet it is so much more. It is about food not as a subject but as a language — the language by which one can speak to gods, can create, can seduce, can aspire to perfection…. By the end of the movie, we have been through an emotional and a sensual wringer, in a film of great wisdom and delight.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times (Sep 27, 1996)