Film Classics: The Labor Question Goes to the Movies


Location: Browning Cinema, DPAC (View on map )

Film screening: Big Night

1996, Directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci.

This poignant comedy-drama follows two immigrant brothers trying to make a go of it with an Italian restaurant in Eisenhower-era America. A great cast featuring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rosselini, Minnie Driver, and Ian Holm explores questions of authenticity, assimilation, and longing -- for family, community, and great food.

The Labor Question goes to the movies in our ongoing partnership with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

The Higgins Labor Program’s FILM CLASSics series features important films—at least one per —semester that probe questions of work, class, economics, identity, politics, daily life, and solidarity. Whether old or new, celebrated or obscure, famous or forgotten, these titles merit presentations in a social setting and on a big screen.

This is event is free but requires a ticket. RESERVE TICKETS

This special screening is part of the 2018 Chuck Craypo Memorial Series exploring the relationships between food, work, and power.

Courtesy of the Higgins Labor Program and its cosponsors, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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