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."
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.
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Our mission is to promote an appreciation of Italian language and culture through social engagement. We help people with a strong interest in Italy connect with one another, both online and in person. Membership is FREE and we're open to all levels of Italian language from zero to native fluency.
We're the original Italian language meetup group in our area, the largest, and still the fastest growing. Tutti possono aderire al nostro gruppo. Se ci aiuti a crescere... cresceremo insieme!
Want to find out more? Check our calendar to see the exact time and location of events and come join us. Read more about our activities using the links on this page.
Quattro chiacchiere tra amici: These bi-weekly events offer the opportunity to practice your Italian with other very friendly and enthusiastic Italian language speakers in a highly informal and comfortable setting. Our group is at all levels of Italian proficiency from beginning to advanced and we all help each other. Parleremo di tutto e di niente, l'importante è stare in compagnia e farsi anche qualche risata.
Cineforum italiano: Italian films are a wonderful way to share an Italian cultural experience.
Favorites: This link takes you to a list of some of our favorite Italian organizations in Washington, DC.
And it doesn't stop there! We're always looking for new opportunities to socialize while enjoying Italian language and culture. We participate in guided museum tours, lectures, exhibits, street festivals, concerts, sporting events and cultural events at the Italian embassy and other locations. All the events are selected with the Italian and italophile in mind. You'll see the exact time and location for events once you join our group.