Cinema Made in Italy

The Cinema Made in Italy program promotes and distributes contemporary Italian films to theaters in the United States, insuring that the best of Italian cinema is always available to fans, no matter where they live in the country. The series is an initiative sponsored by Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Italian Trade Commission, and is managed by Deutchman Company Inc, which handles the marketing and distribution of the films. In previous years, the initiative has released or supported such films as Paolo Sorrentino’s Academy Award winning Best Foreign Language Film,“The Great Beauty,” Valeria Golino’s “Honey,” Marco Bellochio’s “Dormant Beauty,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Me and You,” Nanni Moretti’s “Mia Madre” and Gianfranco Rosi’s Academy Award nominated Best Documentary, “Fire at Sea” among others.

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The Traitor

a film by Marco Bellocchio

Called “Dazzling”  by the Hollywood Reporter, “The Traitor” is the movie that at long last tells the true story of the man who took down the Mafia.

Official Selection:
2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019 Toronto International Film Festival
2019 New York Film Festival

January 21, 2020
Opens in New York and Los Angeles
Coming Soon to a theater near you

The Disappearance of My Mother

A Film by Beniamino Barrese

Benedetta wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world she knows.

Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey. Having filmed her since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible – or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running.

The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta – the image of her liberation.

Official Selection, 2019 Sundance Film Festival

“I’ll add to my list of heroines Benedetta Barzini, an Italian 1960s supermodel who became a leftist feminist and mother… One of the most moving and complex films at Sundance.” – Amy Taubin, Film Comment

One of several memorable documentaries in this year’s Sundance Film Festival… Deeply personal and shot through with fascinating contradictions, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER is a portrait of a woman in rebellion… Barzini is a severe, unsparing critic of the commodification and exploitation of the female body by men, which greatly complicates her son’s insistent, at times intrusive gaze. It also deepens the movie, making the personal ferociously political.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

December 6, 2019
Quad Cinema
New York City
December 13, 2019
Laemmle Music Hall 3
Santa Monica, CA
December 19, 2019
Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY
December 20, 2019
Ryder Film Series
Bloomington, IN
December 27, 2019
Cinematique of Daytona
Daytona Beach, FL
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu, HI
Cinema Salem
Salem, MA
January 3, 2020
Northwest Film Center
Portland, OR
January 10. 2020
Gateway Film Center
Columbus, OH
Harkins Shea 14
Scottsdale, AZ
Guild Cinema
Albuquerque, NM
January 16, 2020
The Film Lab
Detroit, MI
January 17, 2020
Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY
January 26, 2020
Gene Siskel Film Center
Chicago, IL
February 12, 2020
Boedecker Theater at Dairy Arts Center
Boulder, CO
March 31, 2020
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, OH

Coming Soon to a theater near you


A Film by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo

Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world, Sergio sets his sights on the biggest client of all: Berlusconi (Toni Servillo), the disgraced, psychotically charming businessman and ex-PM currently plotting his political comeback. As Berlusconi attempts to bribe his way back to power, Sergio devises his own equally audacious scheme to win the mogul’s attention. Exploding with eye-popping, extravagantly surreal set-pieces, the dazzling, daring new film from Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) is both a wickedly subversive satire and a furious elegy for a country crumbling while its leaders enrich themselves.

September 20, 2019
IFC CEnter
New York City
September 27, 2019
Laemmle Royal Theater
West Los Angeles
Clay Theater
San Francisco, CA
Squire Cinemas
Great Neck, NY
Roslyn Cinemas 4
Roslyn Heights, NY
October 4, 2019
Claremont 5
Claremont, CA
Town Center 5
Encino, CA
Playhouse 7
Pasadena, CA
Shea 14
Scottsdale, CA
E Street Cinema
Washington, DC
Main Street Cinema 1-6
New City, NY
Town Hall Theater
Wilton, NH
Garden Cinemas
Norwalk, CT
Jacob Burns Film Center
Pleasantville, NY
Camelot Theater
Palm Springs, CA
October 11, 2019
Broadway Metro 7
Eugene, OR
Red Cinemas Midtown Stadium 15
Greensboro, NC
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Lincoln, NE
Wolfchase Cinema
Memphis, TN
Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood
Hollywood, FL
Barnstorm Theater
The Villages, FL
Ritz 5
Philadelphia, PA
Screenland Crossroads
Kansas City, MO
Living Room Theaters
Portland, OR
Nickelodeon Cinemas
Portland, ME
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Seattle, WA
Garden 7
Greenfield, MA
Ithaca, NY
Cinema Arts Center
Huntington, NY
West Newton Cinema 6
West Newton, MA
Gateway Film Center
Columbus, OH
Esquire Theater
Denver, CO
Village Cinema 8
Louisville, KY
Lagoon Cinema
Minneapolis, MN
Tivoli Theater
St. Louis, MO
Criterion Cinemas
New Haven, CT
Film Noir Cinema
Brooklyn, NY
Criterion Cinemas at Movieland
Richmond, VA
Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
San Antonio, TX
Yakima Cinema
Yakima, WA
Screenland Armour Theater
North Kansas City, MO
October 18, 2019
International Film Series @ UC Boulder
Boulder, CO
Charlotte Film Society
Charlotte, NC
Fort Wayne Cinema Center
Fort Wayne, IN
Celebration Cinema Woodland 14
Grand Rapids, MI
Liberty Theater
Camas, WA
OSIO Plaza Cinema
Monterey, CA
Spectrum 8 Theaters
Albany, NY
Keystone Art Cinema 7
Indianapolis, IN
Film Streams at the Ruth Sokoof Theater
Omaha, NE
Tristone Cinemas Palm Desert 10
Palm Desert, CA
October 25, 2019
CCA Cinematheque
Santa Fe, NM
Cosford Cinema
Coral Gables, FL
November 1, 2019
Guild Cinema
Albuquerque, NM
Zeitgeist Theater & Lounge
Arabi, LA
Acoustic Java Cafe and Microcinema
Providence, RI
November 2, 2019
Kihei Cinemas
Kihei, Hawaii
November 4, 2019
Bear Tooth Cinema
Anchorage, AK
November 13, 2019
Boedecker Theater – Dairy Center for the Arts
Boulder, CO
November 15, 2019
Cinematheque of Daytona
Daytona Beach, FL
November 24, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Westminster 9
Westminster, CO
January 2, 2020
Cleveland Cinematheque
Cleveland, OH