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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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Cinema Italian Style 2010

 

More Cinema Italian Style at the Aero Theatre!

 

Co-presented with Cinecittą Luce

Supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian Film Commission, a division of the Italian Trade Commission, under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, with the generous contribution of Valentino, Alitalia, Regione Toscana, Toscana promozione and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)

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Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, which once again is packed with exciting U.S. premieres. The series opens with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language film, Paolo Virzi’s uplifting drama THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING. Following is an array of Italy’s best films, in a variety of genres, which have been making the rounds at top international film festivals: Gabriele Muccino’s midlife crisis drama KISS ME AGAIN, Carlo Verdone’s shrewd family comedy ME, THEM AND LARA and Daniele Luchetti’s tense thriller OUR LIFE. Also in store is Rocco Papaleo’s endlessly surprising and delightful road film BASILICATA COAST TO COAST, actor-director John Turturro’s documentary about the vivid musical tradition of Naples, PASSION, and Pupi Avati’s moving drama, A SECOND CHILDHOOD.

See the schedule for both the Aero and the Egyptian on one page.

 

 

Tuesday, November 9 – 7:15 PM

Italy’s Official Oscar Submission for 2011 Foreign-Language Film: Los Angeles Premiere! THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING (LA PRIMA COSA BELLA), 2010, Palisades Tartan, 124 min. Dir. Paolo Virzi. Beauty queen Anna (played by both Micaela Ramazzotti and Stefania Sandrelli) is the belle of her small hometown in provincial Italy. As the years pass by and old age takes hold, Anna keeps her upbeat spirit as she grapples with a diagnosis of terminal illness. Meanwhile, will Anna’s misanthropic son Bruno (Valerio Mastandrea) be able to truly forge a bond with his estranged family in the wake of his mother’s illness? [DCP] Introduced by Director Paolo Virzģ and actress Micaela Ramazzotti. The film will start at 7:30 PM. Also playing 11/20. See below. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

Saturday, November 13 – 5:00 PM

US Premiere! THE MAN WHO WILL COME (L’UOMO CHE VERRĄ), 2010, Intramovies, 117 min. Dir. Giorgio Diritti. It is December 1943, in the Gothic Line not far from Bologna (remembered in history as the location of "The Massacre of Marzabotto"), and 8-year-old Martina focuses on the baby who will soon be born in her family. On the night of September 28, 1944, the baby is born – at almost the same moment the SS unleash an unprecedented reprisal. [35 mm] Buy Tickets

 

 

Wednesday, November 17 – 7:30 PM [SPIELBERG] ITALIAN SHORTS PROGRAM, 85 min. This program of six short films highlights an array of cinematic amuse bouche from Italy! Includes Adriano Giannini’s "The Game" (16 min) about children’s games in the midst of WWII; Davide Minnella’s "As It Should Be" (14 min) about an aging chef passing on her culinary secrets to a young girl; Valeria Golino’s "Armandino e il Madre" (15 min) about a romance amidst the MADRE, or Naples’ museum of contemporary arts; Simone and Leonardo Godano’s "Niente Orchidee" (14 min) about a bar owner with a dangerous deal with the Mafia; Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s award-winning "Diarchia" (19 min) about an alarming accident between two strangers; and Michaela Cescone’s "Come un Soffio" (7 min) about an ambiguous meeting between a man and a woman. Buy Tickets

 

 

Thursday, November 18 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere! VITTORIO RACCONTA GASSMAN: UNA VITA DA MATTATORE, 2010, Studio Immagine, 79 min. Dir. Giancarlo Scarchilli. This fascinating documentary follows the life and career of one of Italy's most important actors, Vittorio Gassman, who starred in THE EAST LIFE, BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET, BITTER RICE and SCENT OF A WOMAN.

Los Angeles Premiere! A BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DINO ROSSI, 66 min. Directors Fabrizio Corallo and Francesca Molteni delve into the life of Dino Risi, who was one of the most successful directors of the so-called "comedy Italian style", a bittersweet mix of irony, melancholy and joy. Risi directed some of the finest Italian actors, including Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Vittorio Gassman. Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Friday, November 19 – 7:30 PM

[SPIELBERG] Los Angeles Premiere! PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER - UGO TOGNAZZI, 87 min. Dir. Maria Sole Tognazzi. This vibrant portrait traces over 4 decades of the brilliant career of Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi, who became internationally known in 1978 for his performance in BIRDS OF A FEATHER. [DVD] Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Saturday, November 20 – 7:30 PM [SPIELBERG] Italy’s Official Oscar Submission for 2011 Foreign-Language Film: Los Angeles Premiere! THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING (LA PRIMA COSA BELLA), 2010, Palisades Tartan, 124 min. Dir. Paolo Virzi. [35mm] [Also plays 11/9] Buy Tickets