The Big Night
March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
“Lavish, luscious, and delicious-looking, “Big Night” hits all the right spots. On the menu of this food-centered comedy is a perfect balance between comedy and pathos.”
-Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
A comedic drama from 1996, The Big Night features a powerhouse cast including Stanley Tucci (who also co-directed the film), Tony Shaloub, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rosselini, and a pre-The West Wing Allison Janney, among many other strong actors. The winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize and a New York Film Critics Circle Award, The Big Night is an epicurean delight, a family drama, and according to celebrity chef Mario Batali, a “cultural milestone” for American appreciation of exquisitely authentic regional cuisine. This film predated the Food Network, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and Julie and Julia, all of which are the heirs in some way to the legacy of The Big Night’s embrace of the heady and sensual marriage of food and film.