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Genre: Drama

Italian Race (‘Veloce come il vento’)

Italian Race (‘Veloce come il vento’)

Written and directed by Matteo Rovere and inspired by the true story of story of rally racing driver Carlo Capone, ITALIAN RACE (‘Veloce come il vento’) tells the story of the De Martino family, who have been putting together racing cars for generations. Promising 17 year-old daughter Giulia, an aspiring GT driver, (Matilda De Angelis) finds her life falling apart when her debt-ridden father Mario passes away, and she has to take over the business. In order to succeed and reach her dreams, she must seek the help of her older brother (Loris De Martino), a former champion rally driver – and current drug addict. Together, they return to the track to win while escaping their demons and learning what it means – and how hard it is – to be a family.

Presented with the generous help and support from our friends at the Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, Italian Day on the Drive, and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival.

Friday, June 16
Doors 8:30 | Movie 9:00
Tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

ITALIAN RACE ‘Veloce come il vento’ (Matteo Rovere, 2016 / 118 mins / PG) Giulia, a 17-year-old aspiring racer, reaches out to her drug-addicted brother for help running their late father’s debt-ridden auto racing business.

At War with Love (‘In guerra per amore’)

At War with Love (‘In guerra per amore’)

Italian writer and television personality Pierfrancesco Diliberto (better known to his fans as Pif, whose previous effort includes THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER) directs and stars in AT WAR FOR LOVE, a dramatic comedy set at the end of the Second World War. Pif plays Arturo, a waiter who wants to marry his true love,… Continue Reading

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Brotherhood: A Life with St. Francis (‘Il sogno di Francesco’)

Brotherhood: A Life with St. Francis (‘Il sogno di Francesco’)

Italy, 1209, surrounded by convinced and devoted friends, Francis of Assisi seeks purity and innocence among the poor. The Church and Pope Innocent III don’t trust him and become very suspicious. The intrusion of the high authority will create divisions within the order. Francis is summoned by the Church to rewrite the founding text of… Continue Reading

Singles

Singles

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Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

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Amarcord

Amarcord

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The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

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Paint It Black (Director Amber Tamblyn Skype Q&A!)

Paint It Black (Director Amber Tamblyn Skype Q&A!)

In her feature film directorial debut, actress and author Amber Tamblyn‘s (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS) PAINT IT BLACK is a searing look at two very different women struggling to cope with grief in the aftermath of an inexplicable suicide. Adapted from Janet Finch‘s acclaimed 2006 novel of the same name, the film stars… Continue Reading

5-25-77

5-25-77

Toast the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS on 5-25 with the ultimate fanboy love letter to moviedom’s greatest franchise! (And, yes… Audience costumes welcome, and encouraged! Like you needed another excuse to don your Chewbacca onesie….) Produced by Gary Kurtz (STAR WARS, AMERICAN GRAFFITI) and Fred Roos (LOST IN TRANSLATION), 5-25-77 (the release date of… Continue Reading

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