Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

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 two shorts:
“Penalty” (2016, 15 min. Dir. Aldo Iuliano). A football game in the middle of nowhere has surprisingly high stakes.
“Science Pills” (2017, 3 min. Dirs. Alessio Laurìa, Francesco Lettieri). We are all bombarded by numbers, data, and research - not always accurate - about what we should or should not eat. An ironic answer to the question: “What’s true about food?” Leone Film Group Award winner @Rome Creative Contest 2017.

Discussion following "Penalty" with director Aldo Iuliano.
Los Angeles Premiere!

2017, Rai Com, 103 min, Italy, Dir: Gianni Amelio

Renato Carpentieri won the Italian Golden Globes Best Actor award as retired lawyer Lorenzo, a self-centered grouch with a heart of gold. His health failing and estranged from his family, Lorenzo grows close to the new family next door - but the neighboring household is not as happy as it seems, and catastrophe awaits. Amelio’s adaptation of Lorenzo Moreno’s prize-winning novel The Temptation to Be Happy is both a powerfully acted character study and an evocative portrait of middle-class Naples.

In Italian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Tue, Nov 21, 2017 • 7:30pm

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