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
Malverne, NY – Malverne Cinema 5
Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Houston, TX – AMC Houston 8
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
Claremont, CA – Claremont 5
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
Charlotte, NC – AMC Carolina Pavilion
Denver – Chez Artiste
Seattle – AMC Seattle 10
Shoreline, WA – Crest Cinema Center
Richmond, VA – Movieland 17 at Boulevard Square
Rockport, ME – Cape Ann Community Cinema
Cleveland Heights, OH – Cedar Lee Theaters
March 6, 2024
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
Portland, ME – Nickelodeon Cinemas 6
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
Charlotte, NC The Independent Picture House
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!
Birmingham, MI – Emagine Palladium 15
Memphis, TN – Malco Cordova 16
Springfield, MO – Moxie Cinema 2
Duluth, MN – Zinema 2
Glenview, IL – Lanmark at the Glen
Bryn Mawr, PA – Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Dayton, OH – Neon Movies
Tacoma, WA – Grand Cinema 4- Tacoma
Key West, FL – Tropic Cinema Key West
Port Townsend, WA  -Rose Theatre
New York, NY – Roxy Cinema Tribeca
Jacksonville, FL – Sun-Ray Cinema
Lewes, DE – Cinema Art Theatre
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
Newburyport, MA – Newburyport Screening Room
Arabi, LA – Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge
Wilmington, DE – The Screening Room at 1313
Wilmette, IL – Wilmette Theatres
Somerville, MA – Somerville
March 17, 2024
Summit, NJ – Film Society of Summit
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
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Little Rock, AK – Riverdale 10
Akron, OK – Nightlight Cinema
March 23, 2024
Hudson, NY – Time and Space Limited
March 29, 2024
Montgomery, AL – Capri Community Film Society
Savannah, GA – Cinema SAvannah
Lincoln, NE – Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Twin Falls, ID – The Lamphouse Theater
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
Bedford, NY – Bedford Playhouse
April 6, 2024
Bloomington, IN – Ryder Cinema
April 12, 2024
Milwaukee, WI – Oriental Theater
April 22, 2024
Tunkhannock, PA – Dietrich Theater
May 3, 2024
Rochester, MN – Pop’s Art Theater
May 6, 2024
Oxnard, CA – Plaza Cinema 14
May 10, 2024
Buffalo, NY – North Park Theater
Flint, MI – Flint Institute of Arts
May 28, 2024
Traverse City, MI – State Cinema 1 & 2