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Food and Family in The Godfather: A Banquet of Power

Daytime Program

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0570
Tickets
$20 - Member
$25 - Non-Member

STREAMING PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” is perhaps one of the most famous lines in cinema. Spoken in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film The Godfather, it captures the key dichotomy in the saga of Don Corleone's family, where food acts as a symbol of ethnic authenticity and family relations as well as of violence and personal honor.

Food also defines the power structure of the family, casting it both as a ruthless army and as the foundation of home and tradition. The film’s multiple perspectives on food and family capture the true nature of Italianità—the essence of being Italian—and shed new light on Coppola’s first entry in his Godfather trilogy.

Ermelinda M. Campani, Spogli Family Director of Stanford's Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence, serves up a unique look at an American masterpiece.

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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.