What happens when you have no job, no relationship and no home, but a love affair with your Italian roots in Naples and a yearning to learn the secrets of the famous Neapolitan pizza?
If you are filmmaker Matteo Troncone, you pack up your life, head to Naples and discover the art of ‘arrangiarsi’ ~ that beautiful process, which is the ‘art of making something from nothing.’ His eight-year journey led to understanding the incredible history behind the creation of ‘The greatest pizza on earth’ while also discovering his own personal story.
Troncone lovingly captures his journey in a ‘love letter’ to Neapolitan pizza, Naples and Italy with his film, “Arrangiarsi (pizza…and the art of living)”, which he’s bringing to Seattle in partnership with Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria.
Ark Lodge Cinemas
4816 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
Thursday, September 13 at 8 pm
Tickets cost $12 in advance ($14 at the door) and can be purchased here.
Like Troncone, Tutta Bella founder Joe Fugere has deep family ties to Naples. Fugere’s grandmother, an Italian immigrant, arrived in Seattle in 1911 with her parents from the Calabria region just south of Naples. She brought with her the centuries-old traditions of Neapolitan cuisine, which is handed down from family to family over generations. Fugere had a desire to bring the same family traditions to Seattle with an authentic Neapolitan culinary experience when he founded Tutta Bella in 2004.
Fugere’s involvement in the film project began when Troncone reached out to Tutta Bella to fully understand what goes into making the most authentic Neapolitan pizza. It is a passion so dedicated to authenticity that Tutta Bella was the Northwest’s first Neapolitan pizzeria to be certified by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN.)
“Joe, more than anyone, was so open and helpful,” explains Troncone. “He gave me a gastronomical tour of all his establishments and introduced me to his dedicated staff. His passion for creating authentic pizza matched my passion for making the film.”
Fugere introduced Troncone to several key people who would make up a significant part of the film, including Ciccio, the very funny tomato farmer at Solania; Antimo Caputo of Caputo Flour; and Vannulo, Italy’s only organic buffalo mozzarella farm..
“It simply would not be the same film without the help of Joe and Tutta Bella. I remain forever grateful.”
Special Tutta Bella offer for film attendees
Get 20% off your meal at Tutta Bella Columbia City on Thursday September 13 when you show your movie ticket prior to the 8 pm showing.
Available at Columbia City location, on the day of screening only. Limit one ticket per table. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.