Great Success at the opening of Ossining’s Italian Film Festival

The opening of the film festival last week was extremely successful. We started with the screening of The Job – Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi – 1961). The film drew a wonderful audience that stayed for the post-screening discussion that went around 45 minutes of active questions that showed me how engaged the audience was with the film’s message.

I’d like to thank Jane Clark, Special Events Director at the Ossining public Library for her tremendous support without her this program would have never been possible. This film festival is in fact the first to be held in the new library building that has a state-of-the-art screening room facility with optimal viewing conditions. In case you wonder where Ossining, NY is, I google-mapped it for you.

Our next screening is on April 24, 2008 with the masterpiece of Mario Monicelli Big Deal in Madonna Street – I Soliti Ignoti (1958) – a fine example of the Italian Comedy genre (Commedia all’italiana).

If you happen to be in the area, I do hope to see you there. For all our visitors around the world, you’re welcome to join our online post-screening discussion about the film right here on cafe Pellicola.

By Shlomi Ron

Visual marketing guy with a penchant for fine Italian cinema.

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