Chef Jasper Mirabile is celebrating Sicily on the big screen and in the kitchen

Apr 11, 2018 407

I’m thinking Sicily right now. Of course it has to do with all the wonderful food and my family heritage but also about independent filmmaker Mark Spano, writer, producer, and director of "Sicily: Land of Love and Strife." He will be in Kansas City this week for the U.S. premiere of his feature-length documentary at the Screenland Armour Theatre.

The event is co-sponsored by my friends from the Kansas City chapters of the American Sons of Columbus and UNICO, the largest Italian-American nonprofit service organization in the United States. I caught up with Mark Spano on the phone recently and had a wonderful conversation on Sicily and the movie. Mark tells me that little has been produced about the cultural or historic relevance of Sicily.

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