Arrangiarsi (Pizza... & the Art of Living)


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Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:96 min.
Director:Matteo Troncone
Producer:Matteo Troncone
Screenwriter:Matteo Troncone
Cinematographer:Matteo Troncone
Editor:Matteo Troncone
Print Source:Solare Films
Note Writer:Brendan Peterson


From the Bay Area to Italy, Matteo Troncone searches for the meaning of life in this engaging, intimate documentary. Is it any surprise to discover that pizza is the answer? Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and star Troncone begins his fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no home. While living in his VW van on the streets of Mill Valley, he decides there is only one thing to do: trace his roots to Naples and learn how to make pizza. Once there, he discovers the art of Arrangiarsi, the process of arranging yourself to make something from nothing. We meet a colorful crew of characters, from street artists to pizza makers, who find a way to live and love in the most joyful ways, regardless of circumstance. This delightful documentary combines a healthy smattering of foodie passion, intense Italian history, and quirky Neapolitans to tell the tale of one man’s journey to find himself, and the greatest pizza on earth.