Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Nov 11, 2011

Opening Night! Italy’s Official Oscar Submission!
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

This screening is sold out, but there will be a standby line for any tickets released. The evening begins at 7:00 PM with the Cinema Italian Style ceremony and the Tribute to Dino DeLaurentiis, followed by the introduction of guests. Feature film will start at 7:45 PM.

Introduction with director Emanuele Crialese and cast members Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro and Guiseppe Fiorello. Terry Gilliam and cast members of the Cinema Italian Style series will also be introduced.
Los Angeles Premiere!

2011, Elle Driver, 88 min, Italy, Dir: Emanuele Crialese

While fishing in the sea near their home island of Linosa, Sicily, aging fisherman Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio) and his 20-year-old grandson Filippo (Filippo Pucillo) spot a dinghy packed to the gills with illegal immigrants in transit from North Africa. Afraid that some of the men and women on the floundering raft will drown, Ernesto offers help, and ultimately welcomes a young Ethiopian boy and his pregnant mother back to his home - at the risk of being found out and arrested by the police. With this particularly timely drama, director and co-writer Emanuele Crialese (RESPIRO, GOLDEN DOOR) sheds light on the current hot-button issue of illegal immigration in Italy, and on the often horrific civil injustices that have arisen from the conflict. With Beppe Fiorello and Donatella Finocchiaro. In Italian with English subtitles.

Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Nov 11, 2011 • 7:00pm

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