Arrangiarsi (pizza and the art of living)
The Sebastiani Theatre
sonoma, CA
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Arrangiarsi (pizza and the art of living)
Film Screening of the Movie "ARRANGIARSI (pizza and the art of living)" including a Q&A with filmaker Matteo Troncone. Also wine tasting and pizza!

Arrangiarsi (pizza... and the art of living) chronicles my journey in search of the secret of the pizza in Naples.  There, I also discovered arrangiarsi: the art of making something out of nothing.

Only the Italians have a common verb for this art form and the Neapolitans are known all over Italy as being the masters.

During the making of this film, I lived for five years in my camper van in California and in a tent in Naples, Italy where I made a total of nine trips for filming.  I worked, bartered and arranged my life to create this film that I wrote, directed, produced, photographed, narrated and edited.

To truly understand the film's subject matter, it was important for me to actually "live it" -- not just go to Naples for two weeks with a big budget, a film crew and be a tourist, but to immerse myself and deeply experience the culture.

The film also explores each element of Neapolitan pizza: the tomato, wheat and olive harvests, as well as Italys only organic buffalo mozzarella farm.  In addition to each ingredient, the film examines the skill of the pizzaiolo (pizza-maker) and reveals their secrets.

From the beginning, I envisioned this project to be more of a non-fiction film with narrative elements rather than a documentary with talking heads.  I wanted this film to be alive -- like Naples, and the pizza it created.

This eight-year project is my love letter to Naples, pizza, Italy, and the knowledge that there is always a way.


Matteo Troncone


The Sebastiani Theatre (View)
476 First Street East
sonoma, CA 95476
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!