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Film italiani - Primavera 2015
little boy looking at a film strip

Appuntamento al cinema! Everyone is welcome!


To watch a trailer, click on the film title.

 

On campus

Contact: Loredana Di Martino (ldm@sandiego.edu | 260-3746 | Founders 144-A)
All films have English subtitles.


giovedi, 19 marzo

Focaccia blues

12:15-2:15 in Serra 318

Focaccia Blues explores a real-life event in Puglia. A large McDonald's opened in 2001 in Altamura, arousing people’s curiosity. After some months, Luca Di Gesù the baker opened a small shop next to the "American Giant". Clearly, from that moment onwards, fair competition from the baker put the great Fast Food chain in difficulty and it was forced to close.

MERCOLEDI, 29 APRILE

qUANDO SEI NATO NON PUOI PIU NASCONDERTI

7:00-9:00 P.M. in serra 318

A young Italian boy accidentally falls overboard while yachting with his father on the Mediterranean. He is rescued by a boatload of undocumented immigrants attempting to reach Italy by sailing across the Mediterranean. On the ship, he is befriended by a young Romanian man and his sister. The film follows the relationship of the Italian boy with the Romanian once they reach the Italian shore.



 

Off campus

 

 

sabato, 7 febbraio

La finestra di fronte (Facing Windows)


Where: Little Italy: Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street (Cedar & Columbia)
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 (refreshments on sale)
Contact: (619) 238-7559 | contact@cinemalittleitaly.com

Their individual aspirations set aside, Giovanna and Filippo have become bored with their lots in life, and Giovanna is intrigued with the man she sees in the apartment opposite hers. While out for a walk, they encounter, and decide to help, a confused, old man, wandering about. Though he is well-dressed and educated, he can’t remember his name or much about his past.

Giovedi, 12 febbraio

il comandante e la cicogna


Where: La Paloma Theatre
471 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92094
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 with student ID
Contact: (760) 436-SHOW | lapalomatheatre@gmail.com

Garibaldi’s Lovers presents a fizzy ride through a magical vision of metropolitan Italy, while at the same time casting a critical eye on modern life in the city. Widowed plumber Leo, while occasionally interacting with his wife’s ghost, is struggling to deal with the growing pains of his two adolescent children, when his life intersects with penniless artist Diana and her eccentric landlord Amanzio. Through a hilarious series of coincidences, they give each other new hope for their futures – and for the city itself, so emblematic of our times.

Giovedi, 26 febbraio

una piccola impresa meridionale


Where: La Paloma Theatre
471 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92094
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 with student ID
Contact: (760) 436-SHOW | lapalomatheatre@gmail.com

A former priest, Father Costantino, is persuaded by his mother, Stella, to move into an old abandoned lighthouse belonging to the Costantino family. Far from prying eyes, she hopes to avoid the people in town discovering he has left the priesthood. Stella already has another scandal to face: her daughter Rosa Maria has left her husband, Arturo, and run off with a mysterious lover. The old lighthouse should bring him some solace, but instead, it becomes a magnet for more and more characters, becoming a kind of shelter for sinners: Magnolia, a retired call girl; Arturo, Rosa Maria’s estranged husband; Valbona, a lesbian; Rosa Maria herself; and, to crown it all, two eccentric workers accompanied by a little girl… Between the misunderstandings and plot twists, an unlikely harmony is forged among this astounding group of people.

sabato, 7 marzo

Cristo si È fermato a Eboli (Christ stopped at eboli)


Where: Little Italy: Firehouse Museum Theater
1572 Columbia Street (Cedar & Columbia)
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 (refreshments on sale)
Contact: (619) 238-7559 | contact@cinemalittleitaly.com

Levi, a prominent anti-fascist author and artist who, during Mussolini’s regime was exiled to Eboli, a tiny village in Southern Italy. The government believed Levi’s controversial views would fall on deaf ears, but as he spent time in the small pastoral community, the simple wisdom of the peasants came to have a profound impact on Levi, and his beliefs would also impact the people of Eboli.

Giovedi, 19 marzo

le cose belle


Where: Balboa Park: Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego 92101
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Contact: (619) 238-7559 | info@mopa.org

In Naples, time does't exist. This is a popular belief, a superstition, a good luck charm, a trick, a song. In Naples,you spend your time waiting, and then, all of a sudden, you spend it just remembering. So will the beautiful things arrive? Or have they already happened? We compare four lives in a Naples of 1999 - full of hope, and then today, in a totally paralyzed Naples. "Four Neapolitan youngsters give an insight into the burden of becoming adults: Fabio and Enzo, two twelve year-old boys, still children… And Adele and Silvana, two little women of fourteen… Four gazes full of beauty, sadness, ingenuity, fragility, fear, hope and cynicism.

sabato, 4 aprile

Il ladro di bambini (The stolen children)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes (1992), THE STOLEN CHILDREN tells the story of two unwanted children, an abused 11-year-old-girl and her 9-year-old asthmatic brother, and the Carabinieri officer charged with taking them to an orphanage in Sicily. As they travel together, the relationship between the trio grows from intense suspicion and distrust to one of love and friendship.

Giovedi, 16 aprile

italy, love it or leave it


Where: Balboa Park: Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego 92101
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Contact: (619) 238-7559 | info@mopa.org

After their award winning documentary, 'Suddenly, Last Winter', Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy, or leave it, like so many of their friends have done already. Looking at some defining Italian icons, they go on a emotional trip on a old Fiat 500 through Italy, to look behind the cliches and to discover, what's left of the famous Italian way of life, confronting a glorious pas, a shaky present and an uncertain future.

 

sabato, 2 maGGio

Il Mondo Perduto (The Lost World)

Rare documentary, on life as it was in Sicily 60 years ago, for fishermen, farmers, shepherds and sulfur miners... and is no more.