Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post WWII (Bicycle Thieves, An American in Rome) to present day (Big Night, Facing Windows) Italian film culture has been inextricably connected with Italian food. What is it about pasta, pizza, bread, wine, and sumptuous desserts that are so very Italian? This cultural adventure examines how food is the key to Italian’s own histories and sense of culture; tying families together and becoming an integral part of their identity. Join Dr. Antonio Iannotta in this journey through some of the most iconic and important Italian films that center food culture as a reflection of their time in Italian history. Buon Appetito!