POSTPONED: SECOND WEEK: Italian Film Festival USA of Pittsburgh
TOMORROW’S A NEW DAY • DOMANI È UN ALTRO GIORNO
Thursday, April 2 • 7:00 p.m. • Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (Director, Simone Spada, Drama/Comedy, 2019, 100 min.) ♦ Film Sponsor: David Salgarolo, Ameriprise Financial
Giuliano and Tommaso have been friends for more than thirty years, but the next four days will be the hardest they’ve ever known. Tommaso returns to Rome to help Giuliano who is ill and worried about the future of his dearest companion, Pato, a wide-eyed Bernese mountain dog.
THE CHAMPION • IL CAMPIONE
Friday, April 3 • 7:00 p.m. • Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (Director, Leonardo D'Agostini, Comedy/Drama, 2019, 105 min.) ♦ Film Sponsor: Heinz History Center
Christian is a star soccer player. Valerio, lonely and shy, is the professor who is assigned to help Christian pass his high school equivalency exam. The two could not be more different. But they will learn to lean on each other, generating a bond that will change them both.
ASPROMONTE, LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN • ASPROMONTE, LA TERRA DEGLI ULTIMI
Saturday, April 4 • 7:00 p.m. • Lawrence Hall 120 ♦ Special appearance by director Calopresti and actor Fonte ♦ (Director, Mimmo Calopresti, Drama, 2019, 97 min.) ♦ Film Sponsor: iloveitalianmovies.com
In 1951, no road connects a small village in the southern valley of Aspromonte with other towns. In the wake of a tragedy, the inhabitants put aside their work and unite to build a road.
THE PASSION OF ANNA MAGNANI • LA PASSIONE DI ANNA MAGNANI
Sunday, April 5 • 1:00 p.m. • Lawrence Hall 120 (Director, Enrico Cerasuolo, Documentary, 2019, 60 min.)
An intimate portrait of the great Italian actress Anna Magnani, a symbol of neorealism and an icon of the world’s film industry. In 1956, she was awarded an Academy Award for Best Actress and remains the only Italian actress to win for an English-speaking film. The documentary is based on unpublished archival materials, including discussions with her son.
FREE admission. For further information, visit www.italianfilmfests.org