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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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
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 Dundee Theater
Omaha, NE
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
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

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
December 6, 2019
Quad Cinema
New York City
December 13, 2019
Laemmle Theaters
Los Angeles
Coming Soon to a theater near you

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