The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2012 presents Italian Oscar & award winning films from Italy with English subtitles
September 13- October 4, 2012
Cedar Lee Theatre & Capitol Theatre
Once again the Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2012 is showcasing the best, award winning films from Italy at the
Cedar Lee and Capitol Theatres in Cleveland.
Most of you know how the film festival goes:
All Films are Thursdays at 7:30 pm
All Pre-film parties 5:30-7:00 pm (Dinner/beverage, tax & tip included!)
All Tickets are sold in advance.
the film festival has sold out early every year since 2006, and the
films and pre-film parties sell out ahead of the dates (usually by mid
August) many of you are also familiar with our Wait Lists. In this
instance, the early bird does indeed get the tickets.
Film & Pre-Party tickets are on sale June 15.
Pre-film party hot spots
Sept. 13, 20, 27 - Cedar Lee Pub & Grill
Oct. 4 - Stone Mad Pub & XYZ the Tavern
There are two ways to order your tickets:
You may mail in your ticket order for film and pre-film parties with a check or money order to:
Cleveland Italian Film Festival
1284 SOM Center Rd. # 316
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
Call216. 456. 8117and chat with us and get personal service with your ticket order. We always return each call promptly.
find the synopsis of the great films coming this year! Once again,
we'll welcome you with a nice plump Perugina chocolate to munch on!
Passion - "Passione"
Thursday, Sept. 13 - 7:30 pm Cedar Lee Theatre
Pre-film Party Cedar Lee Pub & Grill
" There are places you go and once is enough. Then there's Napoli." John Turturro
"Passione" combines sensual suavity with raw emotion, mixes heartbreak with ecstasy."
New York Times: "Dripping
with sensuality and passion, and beautifully photographed, the
brilliant actor John Turturro celebrates Naples, a city intensely alive
with music and one of the most colorful cities in Italy. Dynamic singing
and dancing, street scenes and mini dramas bring the Neopolitan soul to
Turturro describes Passione as
"a musical adventure that comes directly out of the people and the
volcanic land they inhabit. Get ready for dancing in the cobbled streets
of Naples-it will be all you can do to keep yourself from leaping out
of your seats to dance!
John Turturro, starring Mina, Massimo Ranieri, Lina Sastri,
Spakka-Neapolis 55, Pino Daniele, M'barka Ben Taleb, Peppe Barra.
Loose Cannons- "Mine Vaganti"
Thursday, Sept. 20 - 7:30 pm
Cedar Lee Theatre
Pre-film Party: Cedar Lee Pub & Grill
Ferzan Ozpetek's delightful comedy nominated for Italy's Oscar, the
David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor
features the eclectic, conservative Cantone family who owns a pasta
factory in Southern Italy whose family members include a rebellious
grandmother, a loving, but suffocating mother, a father with
unrealistically high expectatons for his children, and an eccentric
Aunt-all of whom mesh into a humorous, touching story.
a dinner where his parents, Vincenzo and Stefania plan on turning over
the factory to their two sons, younger son Tommaso also has his
important news: he decides to tell his very conservative family the
truth about himself. He confides his secret to his brother Antonio. But
before he can tell his family his startling news, Antonio drops his own
bombshell on the family resulting in his father disowning him and
becoming ill. Tommaso feels he has no choice but to keep quiet and run
the factory until his father recuperates.
grandmother who is known as the "loose cannon" -has a secret of her
own-may just end of having a say what happens in the family.
by Ferzan Ozpetek, starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo,
Alessandro Preziosi, Dario Bandiera, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta
Savino, Elena Sofia Ricci
The Double Hour - "La Doppia Ora"
Thursday, Sept. 27 - 7:30 pm - Cedar Lee Theatre
Pre-film Party Cedar Lee Pub & Grill
you like being kept on the edge of your seat, this acclaimed award
-winning thriller keeps viewers guessing until the film's final moments.
Winner of the Venice Film Festival
for Best Actor, Best Actress and the Golden Lion for Best Film the
Double Hour (La Doppia Ora) was a New York Times Critic's Pick. It's
romance & film noir all rolled into one Hitchcockian thriller.
Sonia has recently moved from Slovenia to Turin, Italy, where she works as a chambermaid in an upscale hotel. Guido, a
former cop currently runs an elaborate security system at a lavish
gated estate. A passionate romance develops. While on a romantic stroll
in the back of the estate where he works, Sonia and Guido are tied up by
masked robbers who drive two large trucks through the gates and ransack
the place of its art treasures. From here the movie never lets up.
New York Times:
"Only a vigilant detective could piece together the best movie of its
kind since the 2006 film "Tell No One" and leaves you wishing for an
extra 20 minutes of mind games; you don't want it to end."
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, starring Kseniya Rappoport and Filippo Timi, Antonia Truppo and Gaetano Bruno.
Thursday, Oct. 4- 7:30 pm
Pre-film Party -XYZ the Tavern & Stone Mad Pub - 5:30-7:00pm
sensitive to the pairing of music and image, Academy award -winning
Director Gabriel Salvatores delivers a tongue-in-cheek comedy based on a
successful play reworked from Pirandello's "Six characters in Search of
dumped Milanese screenwriter Ezio is having trouble writing about two
neurotic families whose paths cross because their teenage children want
to marry. His characters come to life around him offering their input on
the direction they think the story should take.
cinematography and playfully acted, this adaption of a successful play
features a stunning black and white montage of Milan at night and was
nominated for Best Comedy and Best Screenplay.
Directed by Gabriel Salvatores, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Margherita Buy and Valeria Bilello and Diego Abatantuono.