Big Night

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Welcome to Paradise — brothers Primo and Secondo’s Italian restaurant in Big Night. Primo is an excellent chef, but he’s determined to serve only authentic cuisine and refuses to serve up typical pseudo-Italian fare such as spaghetti and meatballs. That makes him a very lonely chef as well, as droves of customers pass Paradise on their way to the more commercial, Americanized restaurant down the street. Finally, Paradise is on the verge of closing and the brothers plan a gourmet feast, one last-ditch effort to attract customers. The evening doesn’t go quite as planned; Paradise’s big night dissolves into a food orgy, with the invited guests overwhelmed by Primo’s endless offerings of scrumptious Italian delicacies.

Big Night’s cast is stellar. Monk’s Tony Shalhoub is Primo, while Stanley Tucci is Secondo. The supporting cast includes Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Campbell Scott and Minnie Driver. This presentation is part of the My Table magazine’s Foodie Flicks Series. Mangiwhen the film screens today at sunset. Domy, 2604 Dunlavy. For information, call 713-529-5500 or visit www.my-table.com. Free.
Sun., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m., 2008

 
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