Aero Theatre
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Fri, Nov 17, 2017
7:30pm
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CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2017
Double Feature! Andrea De Sica & Claudio Santamaria In Person!
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT / PURE HEARTS
Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Cultural Institute. Supported by The Leading Hotels of the World. Media partner: Variety.

Program begins with the short “The Millionairs” (2017, 14 min. Dir. Claudio Santamaria). The directing debut by acclaimed actor Claudio Santamaria was inspired by Thomas Ott's graphic novel. Over the course of one long night, a series of gruesome murders are committed by an array of characters trying to get their hands on a mysterious suitcase.

Introduction by CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT director Andrea De Sica and “The Millionairs” director Claudio Santamaria.
Los Angeles Premiere!

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
I FIGLI DELLA NOTTE
2016, Reel Suspects, 85 min, Italy/Belgium, Dir: Andrea De Sica

Giulio (Vincenzo Crea), a 17-year-old from a well-to-do family, is sent to an isolated boarding school in the Alps, where iron-clad rules limit all contact with the outside. He finds a kindred spirit in the rather odd Edoardo (Ludovico Succio), with whom he frequently escapes the grounds when security becomes lax after dark. The two discover a nightclub hidden in the forest, where they befriend a prostitute, Elena (Yuliia Sobol) - and ultimately discover that the school’s reach is much greater than they had imagined.


Los Angeles Premiere!

PURE HEARTS
CUORI PURI
2017, The Match Factory, 114 min, Italy, Dir: Roberto De Paolis

After her devout mother confiscates her cellphone, 17-year-old Agnese (Selene Caramazza) tries to steal one but is caught by Stefano (Simone Liberati). The young security guard lets Agnese go and is fired thereafter; when the two cross paths again, they begin a relationship that seems destined for trouble. “Mining tensions as varied as the rise of evangelical fervor in economically depressed modern Italy and the country's relationship to its itinerant gypsy population, this delicately handled romance never comes off as didactic, chiefly by keeping its focus firmly on its two appealing leads.” - Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter.


Both features in Italian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Nov 17, 2017 • 7:30pm
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