Cinema Little Italy Firehouse Program

Cinema Little Italy
Italian films with English subtitles

The First Saturday of Every Month: October 1 – May 6
6:30 pm Cinecaffe’  7:00 pm Film begins

These films are shown at the
Firehouse Museum Theater
(Columbia and Cedar in Little Italy)

Saturday, October 1, 2016       Do you remember me (Ti ricordi di me?)      Rolando Ravello
Beatrice is an elementary school teacher – and subject to sudden attacks of sleepiness. Roberto is an aspiring writer – and a kleptomaniac. They meet by chance at the front door of their psychologist.   87’

Saturday, November 5, 2016        Seduced and Abandoned (Sedotta e abandonata)      Pietro Germi
Agnese, a young Sicilian girl is seduced by Peppino, her sister’s fiancé. Vincenzo, Agnese’s father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to marry the dishonored Agnese, but Peppino runs away and Vincenzo sends his son Antonio after him. A happy ending is still possible.    115’

Saturday, January 7, 2017   Palio      Cosimo Spender
Twice a year the Italian city of Siena goes crazy for the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio. Not your average race: strategy, bribery and corruption play as much a part as the skill of the riders. Legendary rider Gigi 
Bruschelli will do anything to win. But one jockey stands in his way, his former trainee, Giovanni.     91’

Saturday, February 4, 2017  God Willing (Se dio vuole)      Edoardo Falcone
Tommaso is a successful, respected cardiac surgeon who is arrogant and an atheist. Tommaso’s only son Andrea brings the family together to announce that he wants to become a priest. Tommaso decides to confront the charismatic Father Don Pietro. 87’

Saturday, March 4, 2017           Do you see me? (Scusate se esisto!)      Riccardo Milani
With a brilliant career in London behind, Serena, an architect originally from Abruzzo, decides to return to work in Rome. For an accomplished woman to get the job she wants proves difficult, that is, until she decides to change how she is viewed. 98’

April 1, 2017   Catia’s choice (La scelta di Catia)      Roberto Burchielli
Catia, the first woman to command a vessel of the Italian Navy, is charged with saving migrants attempting to make the perilous crossing from Africa to Sicily. The story we read in the newspapers comes to life in this film, as does the humanity of the Italians, and their pride in giving command to a woman. 90’

Saturday, May 6, 2017         Escort in love (Nessuno mi puo’ giudicare)      Massimilliano Bruno
Alice lives in a beautiful villa, has a husband who appears to make a lot of money, a nine-year-old son and three servants. She is superficial, haughty and racist. When her husband gets killed in an accident, Alice, shocked to find herself debt-ridden, abandons her elegant lifestyle, and takes on a surprising line of work. 95’


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