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Screening of Big Night with actor Tony Shalhoub

The WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series

Friday, November 8, 2019
6 p.m. - Keynote conversation with Tony Shalhoub
7 p.m. - Screening of Big Night, followed by a discussion with Shalhoub
The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave, Albany

Note: The Tony Shalhoub/Big Night event is sold out. Tickets are still available for other events for the Film on Food Weekend. For ticket information, visit The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry's WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series Eventbrite page. 


(USA, 1996, 109 minutes, color) Directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Starring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci.

Big Night movie poster, Tony Shalhoub

WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series


Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, BIG NIGHT presents two brothers who attempt to save a
failing Italian restaurant in New Jersey in the 1950s.

Roger Ebert wrote, “BIG NIGHT is one of the great food movies, and yet it is so much more. It is about food not as a subject but as a language--the language by which one can speak to gods, can create, can seduce, can aspire to perfection.”

Lebanese-American actor Anthony Marcus Shalhoub is one of America’s great character actors. His awards include a Golden Globe for Best Actor, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Primetime Emmys.


Shalhoub received a 2018 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Tewfiq Zakaria in The Band’s Visit. His TV roles include Antonio Scarpacci in the NBC sitcom Wings and detective Adrian Monk inthe USA TV series Monk. He currently plays Abe Weissman, the father of the title character, on Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

"Food on Film" WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series

This weekend-long festival will feature a diverse selection of international films about food; live music; a community art show; a charity benefit; food and drinks from local vendors; and other community and academic events.

For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry's WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series website.

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