Free Piemonte Cinema event screens Three Italian Films at Discovery World

Film Festival

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Film Festival hits Milwaukee

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FREE PIEMONTE CINEMA EVENT SCREENS
THREE ITALIAN FILMS AT DISCOVERY WORLD

Piemonte Cinema is a review of films from Piemonte, in northwestern
Italy. It is organized by La Città del Cinema in conjunction with
the regional government of Piemonte, Monferrini in America and
Discovery World.

The entirely free event presents three feature films shot in the
Piemontese capital of Torino and in the Monferrato area to the east.
In addition, a short documentary explores the National Museum of
Cinema, located in Torino, and the Piemonte region.

The films will be introduced by La Città del Cinema’s Domenico
Gargale, who travels to Milwaukee to share the cinematic treasures
of his native region.

Still photos (hi-res and low-res) from “After Midnight” are
downloadable at http://www.medusa.it/dopomezzanotte/press.html
Photos of the National Museum of Cinema in Torino are available upon
request.

Thursday, Nov. 11
6:30 p.m. – Opening reception, including a tasting of a Piemontese
wine – courtesy of Purple Feet Wines – and hors d’oeuvres,
generously provided by Bartolotta Restaurants.
7 p.m. – Introduction to National Museum of Cinema-Torino First
Movie Capital
7:30 p.m. – Introduction and discussion of “Dopo Mezzanotte” –
Domenico Gargale
7:45 p.m. – “Dopo Mezzanotte”

Friday, Nov. 12
6:30 p.m. – Introduction and discussion of “Zoè” – Domenico Gargale
6:45 p.m. – “Zoè”
8:30 p.m. – Introduction and discussion of “Tutti Giù Per Terra” –
Domenico Gargale
8:45 p.m. – “Tutti Giù Per Terra”

La Città del Cinema
http://www.cinemainpiemonte.it/torinocittadelcinema
Born in 2001 in Torino, La Città del Cinema seeks to promote cinema
in Italy’s Piemonte region in all its forms: from festivals and
reviews throughout the area, to associations, university and
specialization courses, to the films and television programs that
have been shot in the area, animating the city of Torino and the
region of Piemonte, and putting them back on the map of interesting
and dynamic locations in the world of cinema. At the same time, La
Città del Cinema intends to tell the illustrious and sometimes
surprising story of cinema in the region, from moments of
international fame to the continued presence of top-flight auteurs,
actors and film professionals to the “underground” vitality that has
given and continues to give new energy to a Piemontese “scene” that
is in continuous contact with the world of art and culture.

The National Museum of Cinema
http://www.museocinema.it
The National Museum of Cinema is located inside the Mole
Antonelliana, the historic building that is the symbol of Torino.
Soaring about 550 feet, the Mole is certainly the highest museum in
the world. A scenic lift goes up through the center of the building
to the dome and pavilion offering not only a spectacular view of the
objects and exhibits on display, but also a complete scenic panorama
of the city and the surrounding Alps mountains. The museum
collection includes 7,000 film titles, 9,000 objects, paintings and
old prints, 140,000 photographic documents, 150,000 posters, and
more than 200 magic lanterns, along with a collection of 4,500
slides. The museum library houses 20,000 volumes, 3,000 periodical
titles, an audio library and print archives of great historical
value.

Monferrini in America
http://www.monferrini.com
Monferrini in America is a national group, centered in Milwaukee,
which brings together Americans with roots in the Monferrato and
unites us with Monferrini throughout the world to promote our terra
madre. We also seek to share our passion for the culture and history
of our native land with others. The Monferrato is a hilly area
located in eastern Piemonte. It is internationally known for its
white truffles and wine, and stunning landscapes, among other
things.

Discovery World
http://www.discoveryworld.org
Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the
environment with exploration and learning through interactive
exhibits and experiential learning programs. We are dedicated to
helping people positively impact their communities by developing a
better understanding of technology and the environment while
fostering both innovation and creativity.

The films

Dopo Mezzanotte (“After Midnight”)
(Davide Ferrario, 2004, 92 minutes)
Martino (Giorgio Pasotti) is an avid movie enthusiast whose greatest
passion is the silent cinema. Martino’s both works and lives in
Italy’s National Museum of Cinema, located in Torino’s fabled Mole
Antonelliana, where he keeps the place clean and indulges himself by
caring for the aging equipment and souvenirs. Martino also has a
crush on Amanda (Francesca Inaudi), an attractive woman who works as
a cook at a nearby diner. One day, after Amanda gets in a screaming
match with her abusive boss, she throws a pot of boiling oil at him,
and finds herself wanted by the police. While the cops, her
car-thief boyfriend (Fabio Troiano), and her best friend (Francesca
Picozza) all look for Amanda, she hides out in the museum. So when
Martino finds her, she asks him to help hide her. As Martino’s
idealized love for the cinema collides with the real-life desire he
feels for Amanda, he introduces her to his secret world of silent
movies and the special meaning they hold for him. Ironically, given
the love and care its characters display for vintage celluloid,
“After Midnight” was primarily shot on digital videotape. — Mark
Deming, All Movie Guide

Zoè
(Giuseppe Varlotta, 2008, 92 minutes)
“The film is the result of the union between the imagination of the
authors and actual events that occured toward the end of the Second
World War in the Monferrato. The litle girl’s journey to find her
father will remind viewers of “Alice in Wonderland”; it is a race to
salvation, against the inequality of men, the sloth, the poverty,
the solitude, the fear and other woes of a word that man today has
still not erased from its dictionary: war.” – Director Giuseppe
Varlotta, giuseppevarlotta.com

Tutti Giù Per Terra (“We All Fall Down”)
(Davide Ferrario, 1997, 98 minutes)
Like many other Italian slackers, 22-year-old Walter would be an
angry young man if it didn’t take so much effort; he feels the same
about his prolonged virginity. Instead of diving into life, he
prefers to keep his distance and drift aimlessly along the edges
while living at home in Torino with his volatile but hard-working
father and his flighty mother. In some ways, he has given up before
even trying. Based on a best-selling semi-autobiographical novel by
Giuseppe Culicchia, this fast-paced, slightly cynical comedy
chronicles the dubious adventures of Walter as he tries to cope with
his own growing sense of alienation and hopelessness while dealing
with mandatory induction into the military, corrupt government
bureaucracy, and his various friends. — Sandra Brennan, All Movie
Guide

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