cafe Pellicola celebrates Italian cinema beyond the Web, where we curate and participate in film festivals that offer unique opportunities to educate and engage new audiences. It would be great if you can join us.
To be announced.
Classic Drama & Comedy in Italian Cinema
October – December 2010
See full program here.
Academy Award Winners - Best Foreign Films
January – February 2009
In time for Oscar Night, the program features three cinematic gems from the 40′s, 50′s and 70′s. Screenings include a mix of Italian and French masterpieces with diverse styles.
Shoeshine – Sciuscia (1946)
Set in post World War II Rome, the tale of two best friends who dream of buying a horse before their fates are changed.
Director: Vittorio De Sica.
Starring: Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni.
Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2009.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion – Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (1970)
The study of a fascist police detective who murders his mistress but is not investigated for the crime.
Director: Elio Petri.
Starring: Gian Maria Volontè and Florinda Bolkan.
Date: Wednesday, 11 February 2009.
My Uncle – Mon Oncle (1958)
Jacques Tati as the eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot in a satire on modernity.
Director: Jacques Tati.
Starring: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola.
Date: Thursday, 19 February 2009.
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at the OPL Theater
Address: Ossining Public Library: 53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562.
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Finding Home - Celebration of Meanings in Italian Cinema – Ossining, NY.
October – December 2008
The program was devoted to explore the myriad meanings of finding home – from a physical place, a loved person to inner peace – as revealed through three prominent cinematic masterpieces.
How much your old hometown contributed to who you are today? Find out how it impacted a Sicilian who made it in Milan, in this bittersweet comedy starring Italy’s greatest actors, Alberto Sordi.
Director: Alberto Lattuada
Starring: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell.
The White Sheik – Lo Sceicco Bianco (1952)
Federico Fellini’s first film as a director delves deeper into the implications of idolizing heroes of the Fumetti – photo novels – that were very popular during the 40’s in Italy.
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, and Leopoldo Trieste.
Stromboli – Stromboli – Terra di Dio (1950)
Known as the father of the Neorealist film movement with his emblematic masterpiece Rome Open City – Roma Citta’ Aperta (1945), Roberto Rossellini in this 1950 decides to change direction into psychological human drama that focuses on the individual.
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Ingrid Bergman and Mario Vitale.
Curated and presented by: Shlomi Ron
Classic Italian Cinema at Jacob Burns Film Center – Pleasantville, NY.
cafe Pellicola participates this summer in the annual Classic Italian Cinema festival organized by The Jacob Burns Film Center, one of the most prominent film organizations in New York.
On June 18, Shlomi Ron presented The Fiancés – I Fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi – 1963).
Italian Beauty – Italian Women through Italian Cinema – San Diego, CA.
January – July 2008
This festival is a snapshot of the feminine image so skillfully represented by Italian cinema as the quintessential symbol of Italian beauty. This series is organized in collaboration with the Italian Program at SDSU which will introduce the films and moderate the discussion.
Classic Italian Film Festival – Ossining, NY.
March – May 2008
The festival program is devoted to celebrate the prominent achievements of the classic Italian cinema. The selected films represent different styles of some of the major directors from late Neorealism to the Italian Comedy (Commedia all’italiana) genres of the 50’s and 60’s.
Curated and presented by: Shlomi Ron
Classic Italian Film Festival – San Diego, CA.
As part of the celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego and cafe Pellicola present a collection of Classic Italian Movies each 4th Thursday of the month. The festival program is devoted to celebrate the prominent achievements of the classic Italian cinema. The selected films represent different styles of some of the great directors from the Neorealism film movement to later years.