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November 7, 2017 > Sister city alliance sponsors Italian cinema screening

Sister city alliance sponsors Italian cinema screening

Submitted By Marina Hinestrosa

Join the County of Santa Clara CA USA/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission, the New Italian Cinema Events (NICE) from Florence, Italy, and the Vari Italian Studies Initiative for a screening of Il Padre dÕItalia (ÒThere is a LightÓ) by Director Fabio Mollo. The event is hosted by Dr. Victor and Julia Botto Vari of the Italian Studies Initiative at Santa Clara University; Director Mollo will be on hand to answer questions.

For the past 30 years, the County of Santa Clara, USA/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission has promoted the understanding of Italian culture and heritage in the San Francisco Bay Area. Proceeds from this event will support Italian arts and culture, and the CommissionÕs scholarship program to enhance the study abroad experience of university students from Santa Clara County in Florence.

About Il Padre dÕItalia
Isabella Ragonese (Mia) and Luca Marinelli (Paolo) star in a subtle and introspective on-the-road movie in the respective roles of a pregnant back-up singer who doesnÕt want children and a gay man who dreams of becoming a father. Both young and both self-doubting in front of lifeÕs responsibilities, they set off on a geographical and emotional journey, from the North to the South of Italy, in a relationship that will unearth their vital drive to exist.

This film includes adult themes, partial nudity, and strong language.


Il Padre dÕItalia Film Screening
Friday, Nov 10
6:15 p.m. Reception with light refreshments
7:00 p.m. Screening (In Italian with English subtitles)
Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall
Franklin Street, near Lafayette Street, Santa Clara.
Tickets: www.scupresents.org or box office at (408) 554-4015 (Thursday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. Ð 6:30 p.m.)
$25 per person

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