Summary: After the disaster of World War II, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne – a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon Street, these irrepressible restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and sometime mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire city.
Documentarians Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo tell the history of this famous cultural epicentre, combining archival footage, one-on-one interviews and a roundtable of Lygon Street’s most prominent figures, bringing to life the people, places and, of course, pastas that have made up one of Melbourne’s most remarkable communities.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th November, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Angelo Pricolo, Shannon Swan
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia
Runtime: 90 mins
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