Cineforum Italiano: Reality

  • June 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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From acclaimed director Matteo Garrone, REALITY is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control, making for one of the most compelling tragicomic character studies since Scorsese’s "The King of Comedy."

Winner: Grand Prix - Cannes Film Festival 2012

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Director: Matteo Garrone

Released: 2012

Duration: 115 minutes.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Trama: Luciano è un pescivendolo napoletano dotato di una particolare simpatia, spesso si esibisce davanti ai clienti della pescheria. Un giorno, spinto dalla famiglia, partecipa ai provini per entrare nella casa del Grande Fratello. Da quel momento vive l'attesa come un'ossessione, fino a che la paranoia e la follia prenderanno il sopravvento su di lui e la sua percezione della realtà non sarà più la stessa.

Progetto per l'evento:

  • 6:00 pm: Sign in, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks during the film.
  • 6:15 pm: Program begins with introductions and film
  • 8:15 pm: The film will be followed by short discussion in the theater.
  • 8:30 pm: A small reception with another opportunity to socialize and discuss the film.


  • $10 for members. Advance ticket purchase with your RSVP is the only guarantee of a seat. If you don't have PayPal, it's still possible to pay online. Click here for instructions.


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  • Julia C

    I walked all the way over from mt Vernon metro. Am lost my GPS isn't helping. Going home

    June 9, 2013

    • Keith G.

      Hi Julia, I'm sorry you had difficulty. Casa Italiana is about 1.5 blocks from the Judiciary Square Metro Station. I hope you can make it the next time. Saluti -- Keith

      June 11, 2013

    • Julia C

      The address that was plugged into my iPhone was way north of that.

      June 11, 2013

  • Dennis S.

    Liked the director's way of getting inside the reality show worldview, and how it skews the mind. It reminede me of people who play the lottery and think that "all their problems will be solved" if they win. Also loved seeing Napoli and its people.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend this evening--have a great time, I will see you another time!

    June 9, 2013

  • Lucia

    I am new to Cineforum, but I know Casa Italiana. I am looking forward to see the movie and to taste some gelatto :)

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks for the reminder! this will be the first time I attend a Cineforum (or Passatempo) meetup.

    1 · June 7, 2013

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