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Contemporary Italian Film Series

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The Contemporary Italian Film Series is a monthly series of Italian movies,
projected in Italian with English subtitles.
Suggested Donation: $5 for ICCC Members and Students, $10 for Non-Members.
Snacks and beverages included.


Contemporary Italian Film Series



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2018 Contemporary Italian Film Series


All films will be in Italian with English subtitles

Detective Montalbano Double Feature

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm and showing begins at 7:00 pm

Episodes: Un covo di vipere (A Nest of Vipers) & Come voleva la prassi (According to Protocol). Directed by Alberto Sironi; starring Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci, Peppino Mazzotta and Angelo Russo.
(2017 release, 100 minutes each)
Reserve your seat – Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7

Plot:


“La Verita sta in cielo” – The Truth Lies in Heaven

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm and film begins at 7:00 pm

Directed by Roberto Faenza; starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Maya Sansa and Greta Scarano.
(2016 release, 94 minutes)
Reserve your seat – Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7

Plot: On June 22, 1983, Emanuela Orlandi, a 15-year-old Vatican citizen disappears out of the center of Rome, beginning one of the most clamorous unsolved cases in Italy. An English journalist is sent to discover where it all began with the help of another journalist. Together they will uncover the truth behind this mysterious disappearance.


“Smetto quando voglio: Masterclass” – I Can Quit Whenever I Want: Masterclass

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm and film begins at 7:00 pm

Directed by Sidney Sibilia; starring Edoardo Leo, Valerio Aprea and Stefano Fresi.
(2017 release, 118 minutes)
Reserve your seat – Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7

Plot: The sequel to 2014 film “Smetto quando voglio”. A fired university researcher and chemist joins together a group of colleagues to sell a non-illegal drug, which eventually lands them in trouble with other dealers and the law. In order to remove their problems and make a deal to get out of prison, the group gets back together to help police track down new drugs on the market.


“Fai bei sogni” – Sweet Dreams

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm and film begins at 7:00 pm

Directed by Marco Bellocchio; starring Berenice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea and Fabrizio Gifuni.
(2016 release, 131 minutes)
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Plot: Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the death of his mother. He struggles to accept this and believe his mother is still alive, temporarily residing elsewhere. Years later, he is forced to relive his traumatic past. Elisa, a compassionate doctor, could be the one to help him open up and confront his childhood wounds.


“Veloce come il Vento” – Italian Race

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm and film begins at 7:00 pm

Directed by Matteo Rovere; starring Stefano Accorsi, Matilda De Angelis and Giuseppe Gaiani.
(2016 release, 118 minutes)
Reserve your seat – Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7

Plot: Giulia has a promising future in GT racing. When her life falls apart, her only hope is her brother, a drug addict and former rally champion.



Past films within this series:

2017 Films
2016 Films
2015 Films


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