friday night italian film festival: 2019-2020 series

Italian film is as much a part of Italian culture as the food, music and people! The 2019-20 Italian Film Festival celebrates the 36th year the Italian Cultural Society has presented these special Italian and Italian-American films. 

Each film starts at 7:30pm - bring your family and friends and enjoy the social time before the film (doors open at 7:00pm) and join in the discussion after! The Italian Film Festival begins annually, showing each film only one time. The first films screen in September and October, then continue in January, February, and April, with the final film screening in May. The Friday Night Film Festival Series is organized by ICS Member Bob Masullo. 

Film Admission is $10 • Refreshments Included!

Films are shown at 7:30 pm on the designated dates at the Italian Center, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael 95608

Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm 


“IO C'E`” 

(Just Believe) To save “Miracolo Italiano” a failing bed & breakfast inn, Massimo and his sister Adriana turn it into a house of worship in this hilarious comedy, in order to make it tax free.  In Italian With English Subtitles. (2018)

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Friday, October 18 at at 7:30 pm  


“A BELL FOR ADANO” 

(The Children Are Watching Us) A Vittorio De Sica early-career drama about the dissolution of a marriage as seen through the eyes of the couple’s only child. Incredibly poignant, it is considered a classic of the post-war Italian neorealism (black-and-white) film movement. In Italian With English Subtitles. (1944)

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Friday, January 17 at at 7:30 pm  


“IO SONO TEMPESTA” 

(I am Tempesta) Numa Tempesta  is a charismatic, yet ruthless businessman, who will stop at nothing to close his deals. That Is until the law catches him and accuses him of tax evasion. In order to avoid prison, Numa accepts a year of community service in a homeless shelter. Once there, he cannot conduct any kind of business, but must close a major deal or lose his whole fortune. In Italian With English Subtitles. (2018)

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Friday, Febrary 21 at at 7:30 pm  



“TI PRESENTO SOFIA” 

(I Introduce You To Sofia) Gabriele, a divorcee taking care of his 10-year-old daughter, Sofia, meets Mara (Micaela Ramazzotti), and falls in love. But there’s a problem: Mara doesn’t like kids. He tries to hide the existence of Sofia, with poignant and funny results. i. In Italian With English Subtitles. (2018)

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Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

 

“FULL OF LIFE” 

(“I'm Returning and My Ways Are Changed”) A classic, one of the best Italian-American movies of all time, based on the novel by John Fante. In it Nick Rocco, and his wife, Emily, are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly, Nick must visit his father in Roseville and ask the Italian immigrant, a master stonemason, to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to re-evaluate their lives and the things they value most. In English. (1956)

Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm


“THE GREAT CARUSO” 

This highly fictionalized film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. In English. (1952)

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