Re: [italian-28] Cleveland Italian Film Festival

From: Mary V.
Sent on: Saturday, August 6, 2011 3:45 PM
I am interested in ordering tickets for Sept 15, Sept 22 and Oct 6, 
Elia. I could go to the pre-dinner show on Sept 15 @ 5:30pm.

Did you want us to order tickets by phone then meet up as a group?
I'm looking forward to the movies
 MARY Valeri

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From: Elia Iafelice Fatica <[address removed]>
To: italian-28-announce <[address removed]>
Sent: Mon, Jul 25,[masked]:56 pm
Subject: [italian-28] Cleveland Italian Film Festival

Cari tutti,  please find the films and synopsis - Great films coming 
this year! $10 film tickets - $15 Pre-film Dinner - you may email your 
order back - Payment to: Cleveland Italian Film Festival - 1280 SOM 
Center Rd. # 316- Cleve.OH 44124
Sept. 15-Oct 6, 2011     Cedar Lee
Sept. 15-Oct 6, 2011     Cedar Lee Theatre & Capitol Theatre
Theatre & Capitol Theatre

Experience the sensual beauty of Italy through her films
September 15, 22, 29 Cedar Lee Theatre - Oct. 6, Capitol Theatre 
Film tickets ($10) & Pre-film dinner ($15) before each movie 
                    ­                    ­ Tickets only sold in advance! 
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Sells out early every 
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The Cleveland Italian Film Festival is the first independent film 
festival in Northeast Ohio to showcase award winning Italian films for 
the general public.
Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2011 
“ Big Night” Cedar Lee Theatre - September 15, 2011 – 7:30 pm
$10 Film Tickets - Pre-party Dinner $15 – 5:30 -7:00 pm
“Big Night” is an intimate look at the immigrant struggle to attain the 
American dream starring Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, Isabella 
Rossellini and Tony Shalhoub.  Set in New Jersey in the 1950’s, Big 
Night is the story of two brothers, Primo, (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo, 
(Stanley Tucci) who come to America and open a bistro that serves the 
finest in traditional, authentic Italian cuisine.
       Their rival is is Pascal’s Restaurant which serves spaghetti and 
meatballs and flasks of bad Chianti. Primo, disgusted that Americans 
lack the sense of authentic Italian food hatches a plot to bring the 
finest dinner ever cooked –at the risk of losing his shirt. “Big Night” 
is the struggle between “art and commerce” and the risk of staying true 
to yourself. 7 wins and 8 nominations, this film is a must see.
“The Leopard” – (Il Gattopardo)  - Cedar Lee Theater
September 22, 2011 – 7:30 pm
                    ­            $10 Film tickets - Pre-film Dinner $15 
- 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Winner of the Italian Oscar, Nominated for an Academy Award,  winner of 
the Cannes Film Festival’s Golden Palm, and the only film to get a 100% 
film critic rating. “The Leopard”, taken from a novel written by a 
Sicilian Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, is considered one of the 
most important novels in modern Italian literature.
This award winning film, directed by the great Italian director, 
Luchino Visconti stars Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain 
Delon is one of the most beautiful epics ever filmed.
The film takes place at the time when Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of 
Italian unification, swept through Sicily.  The aristocratic Salina 
family headed by Prince Fabrizio, a 19th century nobleman whose 
position is eroded by newly moneyed peasants.  Beautiful cinematography 
paints a picture of lavish villas, opulence and a fairy tale existence.
“Focaccia Blue”s & “Belly Button Broth”
Cedar Lee Theater September 29, 2011 – 7:30 pm
$10 Film Tickets - Pre-party Dinner $15 – 5:30 -7:00 pm
Based on a true story chronicled in a 2006 New York Times article  this 
docu-film tells the story of two bakers from Altamura, Italy, who 
opened a small store and against all odds and in just eighteen months 
with creativity and lots of hard work managed to topple the local 
McDonald’s and stealing away their customers by creating the local 
version of “fast food”- a home made focaccia filled with all sorts of 
local produce: ham, sausages, cheese and vegetables that was simply far 
superior than the McDonalds next door. And oh yes, the McDonalds left. 
Best Picture from the Association of Italian Film Critics
This modern day story of the David and Goliath was first reported by a 
Parisian newspaper and then the New York Times and magazines around the 
world. The New York Times article concludes: “the fast food restaurant 
wasn’t beaten by a baker; it was beaten by a culture.”“Focaccia Blues” 
won Best Picture from the Association of Italian Film Critics.
“Belly Button Broth” – Film Short - 10 minutes
Director Giuseppe Gagliardi relates sensual and gastronomic nature of 
pasta through an apprentice pasta maker in Bologna who creates a 
special pasta shape in adoration of the belly button of the woman he 
“The Duck Hunter ( Il Cacciatore di Anatre)
Capitol Theatre-  October 6, 2011 – 7:30 pm – US Premiere
US Premiere at the Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2011
$10 Film Tickets - Pre-party Dinner $15 – 5:30 -7:00 pm
A touching story of a small provincial villiage, Massa Finalese near 
Modena, Italy in 1942 and how destiny alters the lives of a brave, 
simple people.  Massa Finalese is the land of the duck in the Po Valley 
where a festival is held celebrating the duck season and where 
protagonists Mario, Loris, Oreste and Gino each have dreams they carry 
with them as they traverse the difficult, hard economic times of that 
period.  A moving film that keeps one riveted to end.
Starring Federico Mazzoli, Francesca Botti, Giorgio Paltrinieri,  
Augusto Gatti, Paolo Lodi, and Anna Ascari.  Famed composer Beppe 
D’Onghia sweeping, beautiful music frames a moving portrait of 
this small village coupled with a story written and directed by Egidio 

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