Screening of FOCACCIA BLUES at Cinema Italiano!

Screening of FOCACCIA BLUES at Cinema italiano!

Friday, April 15 · 7:00pm

Italian Club of Tampa, Ybor City, 1731 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL

The film “Focaccia Blues” (2009) directed by Nico Cirasola is the story of two bakers from Altamura (Apulia region) who put the local McDonald’s out of business by stealing away their customers, enticing them with the local version of fast food: delicious focaccia topped with goodies like fresh tomatoes, meats, and cheeses.

Altamura is well known for its doughy delicacies. Road signs welcome visitors to ‘‘The City of Bread’’ upon entering the city limits. The film was awarded the distinction as Best Picture from the Association of Italian Film Critics. Based on a true story chronicled in a 2006 New York Times article “The Bread Is Famously Good, but It Killed McDonald’s,” the tale of two bakers able to defeat a McDonald’s has become the stuff of legends.

Introduction and Q&A with USF Professor Patrizia La Trecchia.

Admission is free.

Espresso, dolci and popcorn will be available for purchase.

For more questions, you may also contact the Italian Club of Tampa at (813) 248-3316 or alice@italian-club.org.

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