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 Cinecittà 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.


Io Capitano

a film by Matteo Garrone

Reminiscent of “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Io Capitano” tells the epic story of a teenage boy who, together with his cousin, decides to leave Dakar in Senegal and make his way to Europe. Embarking on an odyssey, the young man must overcome a series of obstacles, from the plight of the desert to the horrors of detention centers in Libya and the dangers of the sea.

Shot over 13 weeks in Senegal, Italy and Morocco with a cast of non-professional actors, the uplifting film explores the ambiguities and contradictions of human beings, in which the hopes, dreams and ambitions of the main characters turn into a struggle for survival. Due to his humanist message, the film received a special screening at the European Union parliament in November.

“Io Capitano” has earned unanimous praise in the festival circuit, including in Variety. Guy Lodge described it as a “complete odyssey” and said it was “hard not to get caught up in the film’s great emotional range.”

Garrone is best known for directing the organized crime saga “Gomorrah.” He penned “Io Capitano” with Massimo Gaudioso, Massimo Ceccherini and Andrea Tagliaferri, based on true stories of emigration from Africa to Europe.


WINNER: Silver Lion, 2023 Venice Film Festival

Only in Theaters
February 22, 2024
Los Angeles – Laemmle Royal
February 23, 2024
New York, NY – Quad Cinemas 4
New York, NY – EMPIRE 25 Theaters
New York, NY – Cinema 1,2,3
Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Royal
West Hollywood, CA – Landmark Theatres Sunset 5
Pasadena, CA – Landmark Pasadena
Burbank, CA – Burbank 16
Cambridge, MA – Landmark Kendall Square Cinema
Scottsdale, AZ – Shea 14 Theatre
Bethesda, MD – Bethesda Row Cinema
Washington, DC – Landmark E Street Cinema
Chicago, IL – Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
CHICAGO, IL – River East 21
San Francisco, CA – Opera Plaza Cinemas 4
San Francisco, CA – AMC’s Metreon 16
Atlanta, GA – Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Philadelphia, PA – PFS Bourse
Fairfax, VA – Angelika Film Center Mosaic
Fairfax, VA – Cinema Arts Theater Fairfax
Portland, OR – Living Room Portland
February 28, 2024
Miramar, PR – Fine Arts Cinema Miramar
Hato Rey, PR – Fine Arts Cafe @ Popular Center
March 1, 2024
Encino, CA – Town Center 5
Glendale, CA – Laemmle Glendale
Pleasantville, NY – Jacob Burns Film Center
Sag Harbor, NY – Sah Harbor Cinema Arts Center
Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center and Cafe
San Diego, CA – Angelika Film Center Carmel
San Diego, CA – Town Square All Stadium 14
San Diego, CA – Digital Gym Cinema
San Diego, CA – Hillcrest Cinemas
Santa Rosa, CA – Summerfield Cinemas 5
San Rafael, CA – Smith rafael Film Center
Huntington, NY – Cinema Arts Centre
Cleveland Heights, OH – Cedar Lee Theater
Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center 8
Cincinnati – Esquire Theater
Overland Park, KS – Glenwood Arts
Ashville, NC – Fine Arts Theater
Denver – Chez Artiste
Shoreline, WA – Crest Cinema Center
Richmond, VA – Movieland 17 at Boulevard Square
March 8, 2024
Sacramento, CA – Tower Theatre
Sebastopol, CA – Rialto Cinemas 9
Berkeley, CA – Elmwood 6
Chico, CA – Pageant Theater
Honolulu, HI – Kahala Theatres 8
Minneapolis, MN – MSP Film at the Main
Santa Barbara, CA – Riviera
Rockport, MA – Cape Ann Community Cinema
Vineyard Haven, MA – Marth’s Vineyard Film Center
Santa Fe, NM – Violet Crown Cinema – Santa Fe 11
Santa Fe, NM – CCA Cinematheque
Omaha – Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater
Chapel Hill, NC – Chelsea Art Theater
Ashville, NC – Fine Arts Theater
Winston-Salem, NC – Aperture Cinema
Indianapolis – Keystone Art Cinema 7
Frontenac, MO – Plaza Frotenac Cinema
Salt Lake City – Broadway Centre Cinemas
Sandy, UT – Megaplex @ Jordan Commons
Harrisburg, PA – Midtown Cinema 3
Eugene, OR – Eugene Art House
Rhinebeck, NY – STARR CinemaOrinda CA – Orinda
New Orleans – Prytania Theaters at canal Place
Grand Papids, MI – The Celebration North
Portage, MI – Celebration Cinema CrossroadS 15
Okemos, MI – Studio C!
Memphis, TN – Malco Cordova 16
March 9. 2024
Providence, RI – Columbia Theater
March 13, 2024
Boulder, CO – Boedecker Theater
March 14, 2024
GainEsville, FL – Hippodrome, Gainesville
March 15, 2024
Sedona, AZ – Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Napa, CA – Jarvis Conservatory
St. Petersburg, FL – Green Light Cinema
Tulsa, OK – Circle Cinema
March 22, 2024
Williamstown, MA – Images Cinema
great barrtington, MA – Triplex Cinema
Pelham, NY – Pelham Picture House
Millerton, NY – Moviehouse
Des Moines, IA – Varsity Theater
Long Beach, CA – Art Theater
March 29, 2024
Montgomery, AL – Capri Community Film Society
April 5, 2024
Park City, UT – Park City Film Series
Fort Worth, TX – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Lancaster, PA – Zoetropolis
Daytona Beach, FL – Cinematheque of Daytona
April 6, 2024
Bloomington, IN – Ryder Cinema
April 22,2024
Tunkhannock, PA – Dietrich Theater
May 6, 2024
Oxnard, CA – Plaza Cinema 14
May 10, 2024
Buffalo, NY – North Park Theater



a film by Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore, director of the beloved CINEMA PARADISO, turns his camera on his longtime collaborator Ennio Morricone (1928 – 2020) in a moving and comprehensive profile of the indefatigable composer. Tornatore’s documentary portrait explores the breadth of the maestro’s career, from his early Italian pop songs to the fistful of unforgettable film scores that he wrote, including THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, THE THING, DAYS OF HEAVEN, and hundreds of others. This examination thoughtfully captures insightful commentary from Morricone’s closest collaborators and contemporaries, featuring testimonies from artists and directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Giuliano Montaldo, Dario Argento, Clint Eastwood, Joan Baez, Quentin Tarantino, and more. ENNIO affords the master one last chance to recount his career and deconstruct the artistic process that led him to win two Academy Awards and author over 500 unforgettable soundtracks.

“A painstakingly detailed, fantastically entertaining… deep dive”
–Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

“An ideal tribute.” –Danny Leigh, Financial Times

“Giuseppe Tornatore’s rapturous paean to his late collaborator, Ennio Morricone…its fascination never flags”
–Stephanie Bunbury, Deadline

Only in Theaters
Opens February 9, 2024
New York City – Film Forum
February 10, 2024
Jersey City – WFMU, Monty Hall
February 16, 2024
Dallas – Texas Theater
February 22, 2024
Cleveland – Cleveland Cinematheque
February 23, 2024
North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle Noho
McKees Rock, PA – Parkway Theater
March 1, 2024
San Francisco – 4-Star Theater
Buffalo, NY – North Park Theater
March 8, 2024
Sedona, AZ – Mary D. Fisher Theater
March 13, 2024
Minneapolis – Trylon Microcinema
March 15, 2024
Chicago – Music Box Theater
Denver – Sie Film Center
March 16, 2024
Rochester, NY – Dryden Theater
March 29, 2024
Portland, OR – Hollywood Theater
Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
March 30, 2024
Waterville, ME – Marine Film Center
Stamford, CT – Avon Theater


a film by Carolina Cavalli

Born into an upper-class family with a doting mother who foots the bill for her indolent lifestyle, 24-year-old combative Amanda (emerging talent Benedetta Porcaroli) searches for boyfriends but only finds misfits who are repelled by her intensity. She longs for connection but has never had a friend of her own… until she discovers a long lost childhood bond, spurring a mission to convince another recluse that they are still best friends. A playful, provocative feature debut from writer-director Carolina Cavalli.

Official Selection – 2022 Venice Film Festival
Official Selection – 2022 Toronto International Film Festival

“Elegant… an absurdist existential comedy.”
–The Guardian 

“A comical, stylized character portrait… recalls the work of Miranda July or Noah Baumbach.”
–The Wrap

Opens in Theaters July 7, 2023
New York City – IFC Center
West Los Angeles – Laemmle Royal

More to come…