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Michele Giannattasio Lecture Series presents 'Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream'

Brothers Charlie and Fred Osso emigrated from Calabria in the mid-1960s. For more than forty years they have run the family-friendly Rudy's Ristorante & Pizzeria in Closter, New Jersey. Charlie is the serious and detail-oriented manager, while Fred is the jovial and passionate chef. Now in their seventies, they are facing relocation and the construction of a new restaurant. Director Antony Osso—Charlie's son—explores in this film the many ways a local business, established and nurtured by post-World War II immigrants, can serve as a hub for a community.

Presented by filmmaker Antony Osso.
Followed by a round table conversation with the owners of Best Pizza, Williamsburg Pizza, and Carmine and Sons Pizzeria.

This event is held in conjunction with the St. Nicks Alliance.
It is free and open to the public.

The fill will be screened at the
Swinging Sixties Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211