Naperville Area News

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7/25/2019 General
Sweet element added to documentary film screening about Chicago’s candy history

In conjunction with Naper Settlement’s exhibit “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital”, a special screening of Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy will be held at Classic Cinemas in Naperville on July 25 from 7-9 PM. This documentary film examines the themes of family legacies, immigration, and the American Dream through the lens of the candy making industry. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a talkback session with the film’s creator, Michael Lahey.

The museum has partnered with Ferrara Candy Company, who will be providing samples of their popular Lemonheads at the film screening. “Ferrara Candy Company’s roots are in Chicagoland, where the company started in 1908. Lemonhead was in introduced in the early 60s and has been a local favorite for years. We are thrilled to participate in the ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ exhibit and share in Chicago’s rich candy heritage,” said Michael Hazelrig, brand manager of Ferrara Candy Company.

The samples will also be available at Naper Settlement during the remainder of the exhibit’s run. “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital” closes on July 28.

As seating for this program at Classic Cinemas is limited, registration is required for the screening. Please call 630-420-6010 to reserve your seat. For more details on the event, exhibit, museum hours, and admission rates, visit www.NaperSettlement.org.

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