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September 27, 2022

“ITALIAN SCREENS” a Cinema Italy Special Event OCTOBER 7th to the 9th 2022

Friday October 7th @7:00pm
2021; 1:50; drama
Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self.

Lovely boy
Saturday October 8th @ 3:00pm
2021; 1:45; drama
The Rome-set pic tells the story of Nic, aka Lovely Boy, a talented trapper who has a tattoo on his face and performs in tandem with his friend Borneo la XXG. As their popularity rises he gets sucked into a spiral of drugs and self-destruction and swiftly reaches breaking point. The only way he can come to terms with himself is to flee from all the commotion. He lands at a rehab facility in the Dolomites that caters to people like him, substance abusers. In rehab Nic struggles to find the person he once was but starts to find himself by sharing with others the enormous solitude he holds inside.

Una relazione
Saturday October 8th @ 6:00pm
2021; 1:50; comedy/romance
Tommaso and Alice have been a couple for fifteen years – unmarried and childless, he a musician, she an actress, both unsuccessful. They live in Rome, where they have bought a house thanks to a mortgage that has been the only real assumption of responsibility in their history. When they are invited to dinner for an announcement, their friends think it is marriage. Instead, Thomas and Alice announce that they have decided to break up: but they want to do it gradually, without breaking up, remaining friends in a natural way. Their ambition, legitimate but naive, ends up clashing with the reality principle: stories end because people change. And no change is, nor can be, painless.

La terra dei figli
Sunday October 9th @ 3:00pm
2021; 2hrs; drama/sci-fi
The end of civilization has arrived. It is not known what caused this cataclysm, but the apocalypse has wiped out a large part of humanity and the earth has stopped bearing fruit. A Father and his Son are among the few survivors. The Son grows up like a wild beast, as the Father teaches this is the only way to survive. When the Father dies, the Son decides to undertake a journey along a mysterious river in a hostile world, moved by the desire to discover what was forbidden to him, but above all in search of someone who can read to him the words written by The Father in the journal he kept for all his life.

Welcome Venice
Sunday October 9th @ 6:00pm
2021; 1:40; drama
Pietro and Alvise come from a long line of fishing families from Giudecca, Venice’s most ‘working-class’ island. But they don’t see eye to eye on the seemingly unstoppable transformation of the lives of the Venetians and the city’s very identity. Indeed, the far-reaching impact of global tourism has changed the relationship between Venice and its residents, and the pandemic has only thrown this critical situation into relief. Pietro would just like to keep fishing the typical crabs found in the Lagoon, lonely as that lifestyle is, while Alvise believes their home on the Giudecca itself is the ticket to joining the elite managing the city’s real estate assets, hence running Venice. This clash of views will involve the entire family, in an ensemble film about how our world is changing.