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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Nov 18, 2018

Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, 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.
Program begins with the Italian shorts “Bismillah” (2018, 14 min. Dir. Alessandro Grande), which is eligible for an Oscar nomination at the 91st Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category, and “Magic Alps” (2018, 14 min. Dirs. Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi).
Los Angeles Premiere!

2018, IFC Films, 150 min, Italy/France, Dir: Paolo Sorrentino

Director Paolo Sorrentino reunites with his THE GREAT BEAUTY star Toni Servillo to peer behind the curtain of recent Italian politics. Billionaire media mogul Silvio Berlusconi (Servillo) was first elected to lead the Italian government in 1994 and his lengthy, corruption-ridden tenure has resulted in a tax-fraud conviction, so there’s more than enough material for a juicy biopic. But as the title - which translates as “them” - suggests, this film is less focused on the ex-prime minister than on his sycophantic retinue. Released in two parts in Italy, the film won four Nastro d’Argento awards including Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Elena Sofia Ricci). “Sorrentino’s mastery of the unexpected visual shock is deliciously in evidence from the moment the title appears.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety.

In Italian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Nov 18, 2018 • 7:30pm

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Actress Sabrina Impacciatore In Person!
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Director Valeria Golino In Person!
Fri, Nov 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Nov 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Nov 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
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