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, the beautiful Flora (Miriam Leone), but can’t – because her father, in New York, betrothed her to a Sicilian mafioso. The only way to prevent the marriage requires Arturo to enlist in the army and return back to Sicily, where he left, to seek his fortune in America. Pif has crafted a film that, on its surface, is a tender love story set against the backdrop of the allied conquer of Sicily during WWII; look deeper and the clever narrative quietly examines how relations between Allies and the Mafia would shape the fate of Sicily in years to come. AT WAR FOR LOVE is a fictional romantic comedy inspired by true events – think FORREST GUMP (which is referenced in the film), but in a totally different historical context.
Friday, June 16
Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30
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.
AT WAR FOR LOVE (“In guerro per amore”) (Pif, 2016 / 99 mins / PG / In Italian with English subtitles) A complicated love affair in 1943 New York leads Arturo, a Sicilian emigrant, to enroll in the US Army in order to start a journey to Italy and take part in an event that is going to change the history of Sicily, Italy, and the Mafia.