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Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 - Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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Co-presented with Cinecittà Luce. Supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture-Film Department, with the generous contribution of Alitalia, Baci Perugina, Bulgari, Dolce&Gabbana, and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) in collaboration with the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Cultural Institute

November 10 - 15, 2011, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres

Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, opening with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Emanuele Crialese's topical drama TERRAFERMA. Following is an array of Italy’s best films, with an emphasis on the country's strong year for comedies: Nanni Moretti's papal crowdpleaser WE HAVE A POPE, starring Michel Piccoli as an insecure cardinal; Paulo Genovese's THE IMMATURE, an ensemble comedy about a long-overdue reunion of a group of former best friends; Gianni Di Gregorio's THE SALT OF LIFE, in which an aging married man dabbles in the possibility of being a cradle robber; Sergio Castellito's family farce LOVE & SLAPS, about a successful architect (Castellito) nervously celebrating his half-century birthday, augmented by the arrival of his daughter and her senior-citizen boyfriend; and CHILL, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio as an apathetic retiree who discovers he has a 15-year-old son. Also on offer is an excellent selection of powerful dramas, including Alice Rohrwacher's Cannes official selection CORPO CELESTE, about a self-conscious preteen preparing for her Catholic confirmation; Mario Martone's recently recut historical epic WE BELIEVED, following the events of Italy's unification in the mid 19th century; Cristina Comencini's Venice Film Festival official selection WHEN THE NIGHT, starring Claudia Pandolfi as a struggling single mother on vacation in rural Italy; Giuseppe Gagliardi’s TATANKA, about an ex-convict boxer trying to go straight; and THE FATHER AND THE FOREIGNER, an international thriller from director Ricky Tognazzi starring Alessandro Gassman.

All films in Italian with English subtitles.

Attend screenings at the Aero November 12-15 and you could win a trip for 2 to Rome!

Cinema Italian Style also welcomes director Terry Gilliam in person with his new short film “The Wholly Family” and the classic sci-fi delight BRAZIL.
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Series compiled by Laura Delli Colli, with the assistance of Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Beth Hanna.

In-person guests joining us for this series include TERRAFERMA's director Emanuele Crialese and cast members Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro and Guiseppe Fiorello, composer Carlo Siliotto (THE FATHER AND THE FOREIGNER) and actresses Francesca Inaudi (WE BELIEVED), Lidia Vitale (LOVE & SLAPS), and Barbora Bobulova (THE IMMATURE & CHILL). Terry Gilliam will also be presented with the CIS Award on opening night at the Egyptian!
Both TheatresThu, Nov 10, 2011 - Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night! Italy’s Official Oscar Submission!
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 - 7:00pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Los Angeles Premiere!
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 - 5:00pm
Aero Theatre
Actress Barbora Bobulova In Person!
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Composer Carlo Siliotto & Actor Haaz Sleiman In Person!
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - 4:00pm
Aero Theatre
Actress Francesca Inaudi In Person!
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Actress Lidia Vitale In Person!
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Los Angles Premieres!
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre