Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
7:30pm
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CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2017
Double Feature! Director Francesco Bruni In Person!
FRIENDS BY CHANCE / IT’S THE LAW!
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.
Introduction by FRIENDS BY CHANCE director Francesco Bruni.
Los Angeles Premiere!

FRIENDS BY CHANCE
TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI
2017, Rai Com, 106 min, Italy, Dir: Francesco Bruni

Alessandro (Andrea Carpenzano) is a tempestuous young slacker and a source of endless frustration to his father. Giorgio (Giuliano Montaldo) is a former poet in the early stages of Alzheimer syndrome. The two live within a stone’s throw of one another, but their paths have never crossed … until Alessandro is forced to accompany the old man on his afternoon walks. Bruni received a Nastri d'Argento Award for Best Screenplay for this heartwarming dramedy.


Los Angeles Premiere!

IT’S THE LAW!
L'ORA LEGALE
2017, True Colors, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Salvatore Ficarra, Valentino Picone

In the small Sicilian village of Pietrammare, a mayoral election is approaching; the town has been led for many years by the crooked Gaetano Patanè (Tony Sperandeo), who will use any deception necessary to hold onto power. It’s business as usual for the townspeople until Pierpaolo Natoli (Vincenzo Amato) emerges as the mayor’s opponent. An upstanding 50-year-old professor, Natoli is a political novice full of courage and ideals - and, against all odds, he wins. But are the citizens of Pietrammare ready for a new age of legality and respect for the rules? The Ficarra and Picone team are at their hilarious best in this insightful comedy.


Both films in Italian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Nov 19, 2017 • 7:30pm
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