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Premiere: A Slice of America presented by What Were We Thinking Films

Thursday, Jul 11, 2024
at 7:00pm
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Slice of America: Charred in the Florida Sun

A true fish-out-of-water story, or should we say, a pizza-out-of-Connecticut story, about a New Haven-native with a love for the town’s beloved “apizza” (pronounced: ah-beetz), who does the impossible by bringing the charred, thin-crusted, best pizza in the world to southern Florida.

In Slice of America, episode one, Charred in the Florida Sun, Jimmy Fantin opens Fantini’s “New Haven Style” Apizza in the small coastal town of Stuart, Florida. With the support of loyal Connecticut snowbirds jonesing for a slice of home, and a rave review from One Bite’s Dave Portnoy, Fantini’s thrives and becomes a hub for pizza in Florida, with pizza-lovers driving a hundred miles or more for just a taste of one of Jimmy’s pies.

Director Gorman Bechard, the filmmaker behind the documentary Pizza A Love Story (and 20 other feature-films), and host/pizza historian Colin M. Caplan lead us on this amusing journey of pizza love and perfection. You will laugh, learn about the origins of pizza, and fall in love with Jimmy’s passion. But mostly you will leave hungry, wanting to experience Fantini’s New Haven Style Apizza for yourself.

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