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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.

Marx Can Wait

“MARX CAN WAIT”
a film by Marco Bellocchio

In his most achingly personal film to date, legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio uses the occasion of a family reunion in his hometown of Piacenza to excavate and discuss a traumatic event: the death his twin brother Camillo, who committed suicide in the late ’60s at age 29. Through detailed conversations with his siblings, archival footage providing context about 20th-century Italian leftist politics, and occasional clips from his films, many of which were in some way imbued with this defining family tragedy, Bellocchio conducts a personal and historical exorcism. Reckoning with the push-pull the director has long felt between the twin poles of family and politics, Marx Can Wait is an attempt at reconciliation and understanding from a filmmaker in his eighties whose work has never shied away from the challenging or the provocative.

(from the New York Film Festival Program)

Honorary Palme d’Or to Marco Bellocchio
2021 Cannes Film Festival

“Straightforward in concept yet psychologically profound…a frank and revealing documentary”
–Variety

“No film I saw during the 11 days at Cannes affected me as much as this documentary by celebrated Italian director Marco Bellocchio. “
–Chicago Reader

Opens December 15
Monica Film Center, Santa Monica

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
Laemmle Newhall, Santa Clarita CA
Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine CA
Harkins Shea 14, Scottsdale AZ
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton FL
Opens August 20, 2021
Living Room Theaters, Indianapolis, IN
Living Room Theaters, Portland, OR
Real Art Ways, Hartford CT
Gateway, Ft. Lauderdale FL

Opens August 27

AFS Cinema, Austin TX
PFS Bourse, Philadelphia PA
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