Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Admission To All Screenings Is Free

(But if you want guaranteed seating and a chance to party with the filmmakers, pick up a Fast Pass or Fast Pass Deluxe HERE.)

7:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New HavenNew England Brewing Company presents

Pizza, A Love Story (Gorman Bechard, 2018) – 80min – Special Work-in-Progress screening

Pizza, A Love Story

Over ten years in the making, Pizza, A Love Story, from director Gorman Bechard, and producers Dean Falcone and Colin Caplan, tells the story of how one little town in one of the smallest states just happens to have three of the greatest pizza places in the world…all within a few blocks of each other.

We’re 90 miles from New York City and yet what makes New Yorkers drive the two-plus hours to New Haven just for pizza?  What made Frank Sinatra send his driver from Hoboken, New Jersey, to New Haven just to pick up pizzas?  What makes rock stars visiting the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area include in their riders that New Haven pizza must be served in the green room?  What made director Steven Spielberg send a private jet to the local New Haven airport to pick up 50 pies for his son’s wedding?  What is in the proverbial water?  Why is this pizza so good, so different?  What makes people wait in line for hours for New Haven pizza?

Pizza, A Love Story will explain it all.  You’ll learn about the history, the families, the love, and craft that goes into each and every pie.  And you’ll discover a whole new appreciation for pizza as true culinary art.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a work-in-progress screening of the film.  It will not be 100% complete, but you will be able to talk about it after the screening, critique and make suggestions, helping us turn this into the film monument Pepe’s, Sally’s, and Modern deserve.   


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Q&A with director Gorman Bechard and producers Dean Falcone and Colin Caplan follows screening