Thursday, July 16, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
CINEMA SOTTO LE STELLE 2015
ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday Night at Depot Square in Tuckahoe
Bring your own chair – Screenings are in Italian with English subtitles – Free events
Thursday, July 16 at 8:30pm : SONG OF NAPOLI Song’e Napule
Set in modern-day Naples, Song’e Napule (Neapolitan dialect for “I am from Napoli”) is a hugely entertaining comedy with an endearing cast that will leave audiences whistling the catchy award-winning tunes with a silly grin on their face. Paco (Alessandro Roja) is a nerdy but gifted and passionate piano player. Unable to get a job in his chosen field, family connections gain him a secondary position in the police force. However, when the chief discovers his talent for music, Paco is reluctantly enlisted on a dangerous top-priority case to go undercover to catch a dangerous killer of the Camorra known as “O’ Fantasma” or “The Ghost”. Paco couldn’t have gotten himself into a worse predicament: he will end up risking his life on the front line, while playing music he hates, dressed up like a local hick. But this will ultimately be the turning point in his life…
Awards: David di Donatello Awards 2014: Winner, Best Song and Best Music
Golden Globes Italy 2014: Winner, Best Soundtrack
Bari International Film Festival 2014: Winner Best Supporting Actor, Best Score
Director: Antonio And Marco Manetti.
Cast: Alessandro Roja, Giampaolo Morelli, Paolo Sassanelli, Peppe Servillo, Serena Rossi. Italy, 2014, Comedy, 114 Min.
Thursday, July 23 at 8:30pm : MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE Matrimonio all’Italiana
“…one of the dandiest films of the year.” NY Times, 1964
Whenever director Vittorio de Sica and Sophia Loren made a motion picture, something wonderful happened. Now, 50 years after its first release, the classic example of this Oscar-nominated collaboration has been digitally restored. Recently premiering at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the new release has not only returned the film to all its glory, but breathed fresh life into the exceptional work of cinematic brilliance. Sophia Loren stars as Filumena, who as a 17-year old prostitute, was taken in by the influential businessman Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni), and made into his mistress. Now, 20 years later, she is fed up with Domenico’s refusal to commit to her, so she undertakes a series of tricks in order to secure his vows and assure a comfortable life for her and her three illegitimate sons. This is a truly unique opportunity to enjoy this wonderfully flamboyant film on the big screen as it should be, and celebrate the closing night of the festival with these colorful reflections of Italian life.
Golden Globes 1965: Winner, Best Foreign Film; David di Donatello Awards 1965: Winner, Best Director/Actor/Actress/Production; Academy Awards 1966: Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film; Academy Awards 1965: Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sophia Loren). Director: Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano, Marilù Tolo. Italy, 1964, Comedy, 102 Min.
Thursday, July 30 at 8:15pm: Mascagni:Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Opera By Pietro Mascagni And Ruggero Leoncavallo(2011) (Metropolitan Opera)
Cavalleria Rusticana is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga. Placido Domingo accomplishes the rare feat of singing both lead roles on the same night in opera s most popular double bill. James Levine conducts the tenor in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, opposite the superb singing actors Tatiana Troyanos, Teresa Stratas and Sherrill Milnes.
Taken from the April 5, 1978 live performance Pagliacci, which co-star the great singing actress Teresa Stratas, brought Zeffirelli the coveted Emmy as best Director in the category Classical Movie Programming. Cavalleria was filmed on location in Sicily, which adds immeasurably to this timeless story of love, honor, justice, and violence.
Approximate running time 152 minutes.|2002|
Event Location and Ticket Information
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Tuckahoe, NY - Westchester 10707
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Times: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Presenter: Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Presenter Phone: 9147718700
Presenter Website: wiccny.org