2008 opens with a variety of great events. Join the Italian Film Festival and The Museum of Contemporary Art for a free screening of Federico Fellini’s masterpiece La Dolce Vita on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 PM. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Space is limited. Kindly RSVP at 305.893.6211 Ext. 23. Dr. Christina Lane, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Miami will give an introductory speech.
This month free screenings at the Tower Theatre will feature on Friday, January 18, 8.00 p.m.: Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian-Style) Directed by Pietro Germi with Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca and Stefania Sandrelli (104 minutes, English subtitled)
Saturday, January 19, 6.00 p.m.: Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) Directed by Luchino Visconti with Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon (187 minutes, English subtitled) 8.00 p.m.: La Tigre e la Neve (The Tiger and the Snow) Directed by Roberto Benigni with Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits and Jean Reno (110 minutes, Spanish subtitled)
Sunday, January 20, 5.00 p.m.: Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) Directed by Franco Brusati with Nino Manfredi and Anna Karina (100 minutes, English subtitled)
January also marks the 200 year celebration of Casa Ricordi with the Orchestra Miami’s 2008 Season Premiere Concert, Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Music Director , on Saturday January 19, 2008 8:00 pm at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street, Miami with Metropolitan Opera Stars Aprile Millo, Eduardo Villa & Mark Rucker With special guests Eglise Gutierrez & Gregory Schmidt and the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami. Tickets $ 18 – $ 58 on sale through Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and (305) 358-5885 & (954) 523-5414