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Frankie and Johnny
In New York City--a buffet of every cuisine imaginable--The Apollo Diner's Greek charm and hospitality set the stage for friendship, romance, and relationships that go beyond the daily tensions that exist between Front of House, Back of House, and everybody in between. Johnny Pacino has just been released from prison and is looking for a job in a kitchen. Frankie Pfeiffer is a server at The Apollo Diner, struggling to cope with single-life while everybody around her falls in love. When Johnny applies for a job at the diner, the two find themselves in a cat-and-mouse game of flirtation, all the while trying to hold down jobs, and make sense of life and their own demons.
On 28 November, escape to the Aegean with us as we screen FRANKIE AND JOHNNY 1991 in partnership with Mamakas Taverna. While eating Mediterranean cuisine from one of the most sought-after restaurants in Toronto, and watching a film about how a Greek restaurant becomes the setting for long-lasting romance and friendship, we invite you to escape, even if just for an evening.