Italian Film Festival

Pittsburgh * 2015

The Italian Program this year continues its collaboration with the Italian Film Festival USA, to bring you the best line-up of recent Italian cinema with films from award-winning directors, as well as highlighting debut films from exciting new talent. This is your chance to see the latest and best in Italian film.

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Festival Lineup

Please visit the Italian Film Festival website for Pittsburgh festival information, film synopses, and trailers. This year, we will open our festival at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall of Carnegie, PA on Thursday, March 26 at 7pm. We are delighted to host Paolo Zucca, the director of our Friday, April 10 film, L'arbitro, for a film presentation and Q&A following the screening.

Opening Night Notes

Special guest: Dr. Fabio Troisi, the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of NYC, will be our special guest on opening night.

Italian Nationality Room Fundraiser: A fundraiser to benefit the Italian Nationality Room Study Abroad Scholarship program will be held after the screening at the Carnegie Coffee Company, down the hill from the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. For more information, click on the invitation image:

Travel Notes: The long-term closure of the Carnegie (Exit 65) Interchange ramps at I-376 Parkway West in Carnegie Borough and Scott Township, Allegheny County begins Monday night, March 2 at 10 pm and continues through much of 2015.


We advise that moviegoers allow extra time to arrive in Carnegie for the 7pm screening of La mafia uccide d’estate, perhaps even dining in Carnegie’s business district to beat the rush:


Carnegie Coffee Company (sandwiches, soups, coffee) | Facebook
Slice on Broadway (pizza) | Facebook
131 East (French, Mediterranean fusion) | website
Papa J’s Ristorante (Italian American) | website
Cafe Delhi (Indian) | Facebook
Sunset Pizza & Grille (Turkish) | website

Parking: There is a small (30-35 spaces) parking lot directly outside of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall entrances; we encourage any moviegoers who cannot walk up the hill to either use these spaces or be dropped off at the entrance. We encourage all other guests to use on-the-street parking or the municipal lot (directly across from the Carnegie Coffee Company). There will be a shuttle service operating from 6:30 until the film's conclusion that evening, shuttling moviegoers between the municipal lot and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall up the hill.

For your convenience, we list here the quickest routes around the construction:

Travelling Westbound (Outbound) from the East End/Downtown Pittsburgh

Take the Greentree/Crafton (Exit 67) off-ramp; this is before the [closed] Carnegie Exit (Exit 65)
Bear left to north Route 121 towards Crafton
Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
Turn left onto Noblestown Road
Noblestown Road becomes East Main Street
End detour

Alternate Route:

Continue past the Carnegie (Exit 65) interchange
Take the I-79 (Exit 64-A) exit and follow towards Washington South I-79
Follow I-79 southbound and take the Carnegie (Exit 57) exit
Turn left onto West Main Street (Route 3048)
West Main Street becomes Mansfield Boulevard (Route 3056)
Follow Mansfield Avenue into Carnegie
End detour

For more information, consult: