The ninth annual San Diego Italian Film Festival opens next Tuesday with 12 new films ranging from comedies to documentaries to dramas.
All but one of films are San Diego premieres, and one is having its U.S. premiere. Venues include the Museum of Photographic Arts, La Paloma Theatre and UltraStar at Hazard Center.
The kickoff film, “O’Mast,” is a documentary about the world-renowned Neapolitan tailors that will screen at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the photography museum. The 12-day festival ends with “Viva La Liberta,” about a politician who vanishes.
“Going into our ninth year, this lineup of films is very exciting,” saids festival president Victor Laruccia. “We are reminded that the San Diego Italian Film Festival is about more than just movies. It is about history, identity, and a shared appreciation of great Italian cinema and culture—in a word, community.
“The San Diego Italian Film Festival fulfills the role of Italian piazza or town square, for a diverse audience of film lovers and those who appreciate Italian culture,” he added
All tickets are $10, available cash-only at the door, with $2 discounts for festival members, military and students.
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