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 Hand of God

a film by Paolo Sorrentino

Academy Award-winning writer-director Sorrentino (Il DivoThe Great Beauty, The Young Pope), returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a semi-autobiographical tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss. In the vibrant chaos of 1980s Naples, an adolescent named Fabietto is finding his way in life, until an unexpected tragedy blindsides him. Devastated, he all but shuts down, until a soccer legend and the power of his imagination show him how to forge a path out of catastrophe.

Italy’s Official Entry to the 2021 Oscars

“Sorrentino’s most intimate and personal work, his magnum opus…easily his best film.” – The Playlist

Official selection: Venice Film Festival

In Theaters
December 3, 2021

The Paris – New York City
IFC Center – New York City
Malverne Cinema – Malverne, NY
Kew Gardens Cinema – Kew Gardens, NY
Montgomery Center Cinema – Rocky Hill, NJ
The Landmark – West Los Angeles
Los Feliz – los angeles
Bay Theater – Pacific Palisades, CA
Landmark Century Cinema – Chicago
Landmark ritz 5 – philadelphia
Landmark Inwood – Dallas, tx
landmark embarcadero – san francisco
Smith rafael film center – san rafael, ca
landmark e-street – washington, DC
ipic houston – houston, tx
landmark kendall square – boston, Ma
Coolidge Corner – BrooklinE, MA
Landmark Midtown – AtLanta, GA
Cedar Lee – Cleveland, Oh

December 10, 2021

Laemmle Playhouse – Pasadena, Ca
Landmark Shattuck – berkeley, Ca
3BELOW – San Jose, CA
Rialto – Sebastopol, Ca
Summerfield – Santa Rosa, CA
Old Greenbelt Theater – Greenbelt, MD
Harkins Shea – Scottsdale, az
Mary D. Fisher Theater – Sedona, az
landmark crest – seattle, WA
Seefilm – Bremerton, WA
Pickford Film Center – bellingham, Wa
CMX Cinebistro Hyde Park – Tampa, FL
Landmark Lagoon – Minneapolis, MN
Landmark Merrick Park – Miami, FL
CMX Brickell City Center – MIAMI, Fl
Gateway – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Landmark Esquire – Denver, CO
CMX Plaza Cinema Cafe – Orlando, FL
Ayrsley Grand – Charlotte, NC
Salem Cinema – Salem, OR
Roseburg Cinema – Roseburg, OR
Landmark Plaza Frontenac – St. Louis, MO
Landmark Keystone – Indianapolis, IN
Landmark Hillcrest – San Diego
Broadway Center Cinema – SALT LAKe CITY
Santikos Silverado – San Antonio, TX
Gateway Film Center – Columbus, OH
MARLEMONT – Cincinnati, OH
Ipic Austin – Austin, TX
Rodeo Cinema – Oklahoma City
Center For Contemporary arts – Santa Fe, NM
Speed Art Musem – Louisville, KY
Prytania at Canal Place – New Orleans, LA
Malco Cordova – Cordova, TN
Circle Cinema – Tulsa, OK
Landmark Spectrum – Albany, NY
FilmStreams Dundee – Omaha, NE
FilmScene – Iowa City, IA
Amherst Cinema – Amherst, MA
Art House Cinema and Pub – Billings, MT
Violet Crown – Charlottesville, Va

December 17, 2021

Laemmle Glendale – Glendale, CA
Landmark opera plaza – San Francisco, CA
Kaahumanu Kahului – Maui, HI

December 24, 2021

JacoB Burns Film Center – Pleasantville, NY
Isis – Aspen, CO
Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood, FL
Ipic Boca – Boca raton, FL

January 21, 2022

Guild – Alburquerque, NM


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”

“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


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