On 21 September, Cannoli & Gun will show Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic Goodfellas at Vincenzo’s on Park Street, served with spaghetti and meatballs, to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, as part of Scalarama.
By 1990 Scorsese had already made a significant name for himself with Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. But with Nicholas Pileggi’s account of the true story of Henry Hill’s rise and fall through the mafia through the 50s to the 80s, Scorsese would hit gold once again.
Ray Liotta plays Henry Hill, who infamously, as a young lad, always wanted to be in the mafia. Joe Pesci (who, terrifyingly, was in Home Alone the same year…) and De Niro co-star, and Lorraine Bracco has a stellar turn as Hill’s wife. She would later go on to star as Tony Soprano’s therapist in “The Sopranos”.
On 21 September 1990, the film was released nationwide across the States. This, of course, was before the days of near-simultaneous international release, and it wouldn’t hit UK shores until October. It achieved critical acclaim, and 25 years later is still held as one of the finest films ever made.
On 21 September 2015, the 25th anniversary to the day, we’re teaming up with Vincenzo’s on Park Street to provide an evening of classic gangster action, and delicious Italian food: spaghetti and meatballs. We can’t guarantee that the garlic will be sliced with a razor blade, but we can say that it will be delicious.
Unlike previous events, because Goodfellas is lengthy, we’ll be including a brief intermission halfway through the film, to give you a chance to stretch your legs and refill your glasses. We will serve the food then, before recommencing the film.
Entry and the spaghetti and meatballs is all included with your ticket, but Vincenzo’s also stock a wide range of beverages, both alcoholic and soft, and these will be available to purchase on the night.
When: Monday 21 September, 2015, 7pm, doors open 6pm.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £11 (£13 on the door). Includes spaghetti and meatballs, and entry.