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Italian Film Festival 2012

  • 30 Mar 2012
  • 01 Apr 2012
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Auditorium 150

The Italian Cultural Center is pleased to extend an invitation to attend the 4th annual Italian Film Festival  of Minneapolis/ St. Paul. In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Chicago, the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, the ICC will be bringing prominent contemporary Italian feature films to the Twin Cities.

The film festival will be held March 30 through April 1, 2012, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. A variety of recently released Italian films will take our moviegoers on a spectacular journey through the landscapes and stories of Italy and its people. Come and celebrate with us.  Vi aspettiamo!

Opening Night:  Friday, March 30th

An evening with

6:00 PM Italian food & beverages available for purchase

7:00 PM Baroque music from
Consortium Carissimi

7:40 PM An introduction to the art and times of Caravaggio by Dr. Roberta Bartoli, University of Minnesota

8:00 PM "Caravaggio" movie.

The movie runs for 130 minutes.

Baroque costumes encouraged!

Due to its mature nature, the movie may not be suitable for children.

$10 for members of the Italian Cultural Center
$15 for non-members
$5 college students
Online Ticket Sales are now closed.  Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the door.  Please note we can only accept CASH and CHECKS.  There are no credit card sales.

The following movies will be shown at this year's festival:

Fughe e approdi

Return to the Aeolian Islands (2010) – Documentary - 80 min.
Director: Giovanna Taviani
Winner Festival de Cine Italiano de Madrid 2011

Mine vaganti

Loose Cannons (2010) – Comedy, Drama - 110 min.
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Winner Special Jury Mention Tribeca Film Festival 2010

Una vita tranquilla

A Quiet Life (2010) – Crime, Drama - 105 min.
Director: Claudio Cupellini

Senza arte né parte

Make a Fake (2011) – Comedy - 90 min.
Director: Giovanni Albanese

Into Paradiso

Into Paradise (2010) – Drama - 104 min.
Director: Paola Randi

20 sigarette

20 Cigarettes (2010) – Drama - 94 min.
Director: Aureliano Amadei
Winner David Giovani 2011 (Academy of Italian Cinema)

For movie descriptions and schedule, click here.


All films will be shown in Italian with English subtitles.


Volunteers always welcome.  Donors and sponsors highly appreciated.  Click here to donate.

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