Washington, DC, June 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Cineforum Italiano is a new Italian film series that begins June 13th, 2010 and will show an Italian film each month throughout the year. The initial films in the series will be shown at the Letelier Theater in Georgetown. The opening film is called My Name is Tanino and doors will open at 4:00pm at the Letelier Theater on June 13th, 2010. Tickets are required for entry to the film and the reception that follows. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8.00 with advance purchase through the website: www.meetup.com/italiano.
Cineforum Italiano provides an opportunity for all Italians and lovers of Italian culture to discover or rediscover a uniquely Italian cinematic view of life. Many Americans are familiar with the legends of Italian cinema, directors like Rossellini, De Sica, and Fellini. Americans know about the great Italian classics like “La Dolce Vita” or “L’Avventura” but what about modern Italian cinema? Right now, there’s a great way for you to bring your knowledge of Italian movies up-to-date at Cineforum Italiano. This initiative is bringing award-winning films made by the modern masters of Italian film to town.
The opening film, My Name is Tanino, is an early work of the young Italian director Paolo Virzì, who is considered to be one of the most talented film directors working in Italy today. This is a coming-of-age film. A young man who has a certain idea of what America is all about meets a young American tourist and decides to come over and visit her. Tanino finds his imagination tested by reality.
The protagonists in many of Virzi’s films are young people who are transitioning to adulthood and face choices that will determine their eventual path in life. Virzì also focuses on everyday, common people in his films instead of the rich or well-placed and he takes us down side streets that tourists seldom go when visiting Italy.
Cineforum Italiano is dedicated to sharing Italian culture through film with Washington, DC audiences. Italian films with English subtitles will be screened throughout the year. All films are open to the public. Please visit the website, www.meetup.com/italiano, for full details, including location, start times, schedule and movie reviews.
About The Washington, DC Italian Language Meetup Group
The Italian Language Meetup Group (also called Italian Meetup) is a private group based in Washington, DC that provides opportunities to speak Italian, enjoy Italian culture and make new friends. The group originated in 2003 on a social networking portal called Meetup.com (also called Meetup) that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest. Since 2003 the Italian Meetup has hosted more than 300 events, grown to more than 1,400 members and adds at least 50 new members each month.