Official Trailer for 57-minute feature documentary.
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PIZZA SHOP introduces us to Charlie and Fred Osso, immigrant brothers from Calabria, Italy, who have run a wildly successful pizzeria and restaurant in a strip mall in northern New Jersey for nearly forty years.
Retirement is a dirty word to these workhorses: Charlie is serious and detail-oriented, with a short fuse and a soft center, while Fred is light-hearted and easy-going, a passionate chef and bon vivant. Growing up poor in post-war southern Italy, they could have never imagined how their lives would unfold, the challenges they’d face and the opportunities that awaited them.
Now in their seventies, they’re facing a forced relocation, construction of a new restaurant, their sons’ attempts to update the management style, and encroaching old age.
With humor, poignancy, and compassion, filmmaker Antony Osso (Charlie’s son) explores how a Mom-and-Pop Shop can be a vital hub for a community, the sacrifices parents make for their children, and what it means for immigrants when they fulfill the American dream.