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Magick Lantern’s Film June 10 – Arrangirasi…pizza and the art of living (2017)
June 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $15
Saturday June 10
Arrangiarsi…pizza and the art of living (2017)
Looking for the meaning of life, Naples-style.
stjo-9366420 June 2017
Troncone, a San Francisco native, is of Neapolitan extraction, and after an epiphany into his deep emotional connection with the land of his forebears, he embarks on a personal and at times quixotic pilgrimage to explore what it means to live life like a true Neapolitan, embracing the Naples spirit of making the most of the situations life hands you (the arrangiarsi of the title), documenting his sometimes arduous personal journey along the way.
The result is a fascinating blend of three constantly intertwining themes: an alternative and partisan history of southern Italy, which served as a welcome counterpoint to the conventional narrative; an unabashed celebration of the divine creation that is true pizza Napolitano and the labor involved in its deceptively simple ingredients (if you’ve never seen a self-massaging buffalo, well you’re in luck); and above all Troncone’s own pilgrim’s progress in his quest for spiritual balance through acceptance of his ancestral and internal north-south divide. The conclusion is deeply satisfying and packs a surprising emotional wallop.
Tickets $15 on-line or Cash at the door.
Volunteers see the film for free! Memberships available for cost savings! www.magicklantern.org Every 2nd Saturday.
Call for information 510-232-2559 #3