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Cinema Paradiso

Opens on May 11

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Run Time: 124 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1988 Language: Italian with English subtitles

Starring: Agnese Nano, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio

Screenwriter: Giuseppe Tornatore

Producers: Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli

Join Vidiots for a screening of Giuseppe Tornatore’s magnificent cinematic masterpiece Cinema Paradiso. Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso’s projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking. Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign film and the Grand Prix prize at Cannes, this glorious film full of cinema magic and perfect for the big screen!

This screening is made possible with generous support from Golden Globe Foundation.

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