Thursday, November 4, 2010

CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2010 November 9-20 at the Egyptian and Aero Theatresupported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian

upported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian Film Commission, a division of the Italian Trade Commission, under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, with the generous contribution of Valentino, Alitalia, Regione Toscana, Toscana Promozione and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)

Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, which once again is packed with exciting U.S. premieres. The series opens with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language film, Paolo Virzi’s uplifting drama THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING. Following is an array of Italy’s best films, in a variety of genres, which have been making the rounds at top international film festivals: Gabriele Muccino’s midlife crisis drama KISS ME AGAIN, Carlo Verdone’s shrewd family comedy ME, THEM AND LARA and Daniele Luchetti’s tense thriller OUR LIFE. Also in store is Rocco Papaleo’s endlessly surprising and delightful road film BASILICATA COAST TO COAST, actor-director John Turturro’s documentary about the vivid musical tradition of Naples, PASSION, and Pupi Avati’s moving drama, A SECOND CHILDHOOD.

Series compiled by Laura Delli Colli. Presented by Silvia Bizio. English program notes by Beth Hanna.

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