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This Summer's Theme: Celebrating 100 years of Alberto Sordi, the famous Italian actor who depicted Italy's virtues and vices in more than 160 movies and contributed to making Italian comedy famous worldwide.

l Presidente del Borgorosso - The President of Borgorosso Football Club (1970) by Luigi Filippo d’Amico

Hilarious comedy on the world of football fans. In 1970 the football sports industry was nothing new, but a comedy/comical film about it definitely was. Albero Sordi plays the part of Benito Fornaciari, a pale, religiously devout Catholic Upper Middle-class Italian, who inherits from a long-lost uncle a minor league football club. He decides to visit the club so as to sell it. But the local population has other ideas and gradually his initial reservations about football slowly erode away to be replaced by an almost fanatical devotion to "his" football club, to the point that he abandons his family, friends and hometown.

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  • 08/10/2021 8:00 PM - 08/10/2021 10:00 PM

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    Pranzo di Ferragosto - Mid-August Lunch (2008) by Gianni Di Gregorio

    Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 8 pm

    The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio stars in his directorial debut - an utterly charming tale of great food, feisty ladies, and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager's mother during the Pranzo di Ferragosto (Italy's biggest summer holiday, and the Feast of the Assumption), all will be forgiven. But the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother. Can Gianni keep four such lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters?

  • 08/24/2021 8:00 PM - 08/24/2021 10:00 PM

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    Special Holocaust Series: “If You Are Not Indifferent, Things Can Be Different”

    Part 4: Il Segreto di Santa Vittoria - The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) by Stanley Kramer

    Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 8 pm

    The story is set during World War II in the summer of 1943, immediately after the fall of Italy's Fascist government under Benito Mussolini, when the German army moved to occupy most of the country. The only substantial source of income for the little hill town of Santa Vittoria is its wine. The townsfolk learn that the German occupation forces will be arriving soon, with plans to confiscate most of Santa Vittoria's wine and truck it to Germany. The people organize under the inspiration of their new mayor, Italo Bombolini (Anthony Quinn), who until days before had been thought of as a buffoon by everyone in town including his wife (Anna Magnani), and had only been appointed mayor by the town’s pro-Mussolini politicians as a ruse to deflect the people’s anger. With everyone working together, the villagers are able to hide a million bottles of wine by sealing them up in the galleries of an ancient Roman cave before the arrival of a German army detachment under the command of Sepp von Prum (Hardy Krüger).

  • 08/31/2021 8:00 PM - 08/31/2021 10:00 PM

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    SPECIAL! Voyage to Procida (2020) by Federico Siniscalco

    Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 8 pm

    Watch the move, and meet the director and executive producer!

    Leonardo comes from the small island of Procida. Surrounded by his family and friends, his life is tranquil and defined by the sea. Like many of his fellow-islanders, he makes his living aboard ships. Georgia, a young woman from New York, harbors a life-long attraction to Italy. By chance, she and Leonardo meet. A relationship is born. Unexpected circumstances lead Georgia to Procida. The island’s millennial history and lifestyle fascinate her. She learns much about its women from whom she’ll find the strength to face her future.