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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.

The Macaluso Sisters

 

“THE MACALUSO SISTERS”
a film by Emma Dante

Imagine Chekhov’s Three Sisters (now five), in 1980s Sicily. Adapted from her prize-winning stage play of the same name, Emma Dante’s moving, decades-traversing drama THE MACALUSO SISTERS follows a family of five orphaned sisters living on the top floor of a distressed building in Palermo, who rent pastel-painted doves to weddings and birthdays to earn a living. When a sudden catastrophic seaside event alters the family dynamic, they are left grappling with the outcome. The delicate balance of sisterhood is tested in this accomplished, generation-spanning three-act sophomore feature. In the Financial Times, Wendy Ide writes that THE MACALUSO SISTERS is, “a hauntingly lovely, strikingly unusual portrait of family trauma.”  –Film Forum

THE MACALUSO SISTERS premiered in competition at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival where it won the Pasinetti Awards (given by the National Union of Italian Journalists) for Best Film and Best Actress (awarded to the ensemble cast playing the sisters).

Opens August 6, 2021
Film Forum, New York City – TICKETS
Opens August 13, 2021
The Maple, Detroit MI
Laemmle Royal, West Los Angeles CA
Laemmle Town Center, Encino CA
Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena CA
Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine CA
Harkins Shea 14, Scottsdale AZ
PFS Bourse, Philadelphia PA
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton FL
Opens August 20, 2021
Living Room Theaters, Indianapolis, IN
Living Room Theaters, Portland, OR
MORE TO COME

Bad Tales

“BAD TALES”
a film by D’Inncenzo Brothers

Once upon a time, in a small family suburb on the outskirts of Rome, the cheerful heat of summer camouflages a stifling atmosphere of alienation. From a distance, the families seem normal, but it’s an illusion: in the houses, courtyards and gardens, silence shrouds the subtle sadism of the fathers, the passivity of the mothers and the guilty indifference of adults. But it’s the desperation and repressed rage of the children that will explode and cut through this grotesque facade, with devastating consequences for the entire community.

“An explosion of droll talent in one wild, impressionistic ride.”
–Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“A superbly shot, viscerally acted ensemble drama .”
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

WINNER, SILVER BEAR FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
2020 Berlin International Film Festival

OPENS JUNE 4, 2021
Film at Lincoln Center, NEW YORK CITY- TICKETS
Laemmle Virtual Cinema, LOS ANGELES – TICKETS
MONICA 4 PLEX, SANTA MONICA – TICKETS
SIE DENVER, DENVER – TICKETS
Zeitgeist, New Orleans – Tickets
CINEMOPOLIS, ITHACA NY – Tickets
CINE ATHENS, ATHENS GA – TICKETS
MONTCLAIR FILM SOCIETY, MONTCLAIR NJ – TICKETS
GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA, SEATTLE – TICKETS
CLEVELAND CINEMA, CLEVELAND – TICKETS
AVALON THEATER, WASHINGTON DC- TICKETS
AFI Silver, Silver Springs MD – TICKETS
Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs CA- TICKETS
Parkway Theatre, Baltimore – TICKETS
The Loft Cinema, Tucson AZ – TICKETS
OPENS JUNE 11, 2021
MUSIC BOX THEATER, CHICAGO – TICKETS
Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA – TICKETS

Notturno

“NOTTURNO”
a film by Gianfranco Rosi

Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, NOTTURNO captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Gianfranco Rosi (SACRO GRA, Venice Golden Lion Winner, FIRE AT SEA, Berlin Golden Bear winner and Oscar® nominee) constructs a sublime cinematic journey through the region finding peace and light within the chaos and despair in the aftermath of war. A mosaic of intimate moments and luminous images, NOTTURNO is a profound and urgent cinematic achievement, from a master of the documentary form.

“Devastating and surprisingly delicate.”
The New York Times

“The best documentary of the year.”
“Hypnotic…the filmmaker’s virtuosic eye can spot grandeur in the smallest moments…This is cinema through and through.”
IndieWire

“A sweeping work of care and one that is often piercing in its painful beauty.”
Vox

“”Rosi, to his credit, has always been unafraid to challenge the conventions of the traditional observational documentary that dictate absolute fidelity to some notion of impartial objectivity.”
Variety

OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021
Film at Lincoln Center – New York, NY

Jacob Burns Film Center – Pleasantville, NY

SAG Harbor CINEMA – Sag Harbor, NY

Laemmle THEATERS- Los Angeles, CA

Roxie CINEMA- San Francisco, CA

Smith Rafael Film Center- San Rafael, CA

SIFF CINEMAS- Seattle, WA

NorthWest Film Center – Seattle, WA

Loft Theatre – Tuscon, AZ

Cleveland Cinematheque- Cleveland, OH
OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021
Angelika Film Center, New York, NY

Austin Film Society, Austin, TX

Montclair Film, Montclair, NJ

AFI Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD

Naro Expanded Cinema, Norfolk, VA
OPENS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021
Music Box Theater, Chicago, IL