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Cineforum Italiano: La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)

  • Mar 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Some of you saw this film at E Street Cinema last November so here's an opportunity to see the film again or, if you missed it, to see the film  for the first time with our group.  The film is worthy of our special attention because the film industry around the world has given it numerous awards including the 2014 Golden Globe for "Best Foreign Film" and it's nominated for "Best Foreign Film" at this year's Academy Awards.  The televised Academy Awards ceremony will happen on March 2.

Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo,Il divo andGomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Genre: Drama

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Released: 2013

Duration: 142 minutes.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Trama: Roma si offre indifferente e seducente agli occhi meravigliati dei turisti, è estate e la città splende di una bellezza inafferrabile e definitiva. Jep Gambardella ha sessantacinque anni e la sua persona sprigiona un fascino che il tempo non ha potuto scalfire. È un giornalista affermato che si muove tra cultura alta e mondanità in una Roma che non smette di essere un santuario di meraviglia e grandezza. Il film ha vinto il Golden Globe 2014 come Migliore film straniero ed è candidato agli Oscar che verranno assegnati il prossimo 2 marzo.

Progetto per l'evento (Event Plan):

• 6:00 pm: Sign in, enjoy complimentary snacks. Casa Italiana will be selling wine, soda and water, as usual.

• 6:15 pm: Program begins with introductions and film

• 8:00 pm: The film will be followed by short discussion in the theater.

Prezzo: $10 with your RSVP. If you don't have PayPal, it's still possible to pay online. Click here for instructions.


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  • Giuseppe

    Slow start but as the story began to unfold it became more interesting.

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great movie, great discussion. Glad we beat the snow!

    March 16, 2014

  • Giuseppe

    Quick question... This will be my first time attending a meetup with this group and I will be coming from Baltimore. Any recommendations on parking or good/safe places to park and availability? Any help will be greatly appreciated! Looking forward to the movie and meeting everyone... Kind Regards, Giuseppe

    March 16, 2014

    • Keith G.

      If you arrive early, there will still be parking available in the parking lot. Casa Italiana, Holy Rosary Church and the church rectory are next door to the parking lot. Otherwise, street parking is free on Sundays but you'll need to observe parking restrictions.

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I mentioned this event to some friends - is it possible to pay at the door or must the ticket be paid in advance?

    March 12, 2014

    • Keith G.

      You can pay at the door or in advance.

      March 12, 2014

  • Kathleen

    Grazie mille! ci vediamo Domenica

    March 12, 2014

  • Bill C.

    Kathleen- The conversation after is in English.

    March 12, 2014

  • Kathleen

    I have not been to one of these events yet. I speak Italian but I was going to invite a friend who does not. Is the conversation after the film in Italian?

    March 9, 2014

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