The Irishman, Martin Scorsese's new melancholic mob masterpiece about moral decay, is currently enjoying a short theatrical run before it arrives on Netflix at the end of November. To celebrate the film, Netflix is taking over Little Italy this weekend and turning it into an Irishman-inspired buffet of delights evoking the 1970s.
Only the most extremely spoilerphobic among us will have a problem with this next sentence: Netflix says that Little Italy will be "transported back to August 1, 1975 — the day after Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing," which is an important plot point in the film, to put it mildly. The event will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations, including Parm, Ferrara Bakery & Cafe, Caffe Roma and more—check out all the locations below.
Netflix promises there will be "complimentary food, favors, interactive stations and more surprises," with a transformation that will feature old cars, newspapers, and so on. (They added: "Please keep in mind that quantities and services may be limited and are on a first come first served basis.") The most important thing to know: you have to use the phrase "Just tell 'em Jimmy sent you" at any of the stops.
I can think of at least one person who is going to be VERY excited to take part in this event.
You can read our review of The Irishman here, a film that is sadder and funnier than any of Scorsese's previous mob epics. Here's the tl;dr: "But the thing that is resonating most with me hours later is the unspoken, overwhelming sense of regret that hovers over everything. There are few vicarious thrills compared with the likes of Goodfellas and The Wolf Of Wall Street. This is a movie about old men reckoning with their own destructive decisions."
Check out the final trailer for the film, which hits Netflix on November 27th, below: