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Films & Schedules - ITALY

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 6:15 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Fri, Feb 19, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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DON'T BE BAD

DIRECTOR: Claudio Caligari - ITALY

Set in the mid-1990’s in Ostia on the outskirts of Rome, Vittorio and Cesare, two men in their early twenties, share their lives in a world of excess: night clubs, fast cars, and dealing drugs. But as close as they are, their ideas about the path to success start to diverge. Vittorio sees a way out of the hedonism that engulfs them, meets Linda, and, to protect himself, starts to drift away from his soul mate, for which the street remains all. The bonds of friendship are strong, but are they strong enough to maintain a brotherhood? Caligari’s crime drama...

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L'ATTESA

Tue, Feb 23, 2016
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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Thu, Feb 25, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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L'ATTESA

DIRECTOR: Piero Messina - ITALY

Anna (Juliet Binoche) sits alone in an old country house in Sicily. Her son Giuseppe has just died and there is nothing to do but mourn. When Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), her son’s girlfriend arrives—unaware of his passing—Anna chooses to withhold the truth, knowing that the secret must come out. As they wait and the days pass, they grow closer as the drama builds. A moving debut from Paolo Sorrentino’s (The Great Beauty) former assistant director. (100 mins.)

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MIA MADRE

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
at 7 PM (Cinema 21)
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MIA MADRE

DIRECTOR: Nanni Moretti - ITALY

Moretti revisits themes of life, cinema, family ties, and guilt through the eyes of Marghertita, a besieged middle-aged director. She (Margherita Buy) is shooting a political film with a famous American actor (John Turturro) who is a pain on set and whose Italian is dismal. Wracked with artistic insecurities, her personal life is equally challenged by her mother’s worsening illness and her daughter’s continuing adolescence. A witty semi-biographical blend of comedy and pathos, Mia Madre revels equally in the comic, absurd, and tragic turns of art and life. Frequent collaborators Philip Glass and Arvo Part provide the music. (106 mins.)

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THE OTHER SIDE

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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THE OTHER SIDE

DIRECTOR: Roberto Minervini - ITALY

“By turns tender and disturbing, Minervini’s powerful docu-fiction hybrid profiles people living on the fringes of society. While they essentially play themselves, he clearly intervenes to create situations rather than observe them. Following his superb Texas-based Stop the Pounding Heart [PIFF 38], Minervini moves to Louisiana, where we come face-to-face with a group of people who seem to have stepped out of Deliverance. Faces carry the lines and scars of hard living, clothes are tattered, living conditions are chaotic. Some are addicts; others are libertarian fanatics. Yet Minervini finds a compassion and tenderness behind their gruff exteriors as he peers...

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