Italian Film Festival–This Weekend!

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Italian Cultural Center is hosting a variety of Italian films, ranging from documentary to comedy to biography to drama—including one which will be presented by its director, Giovanna Taviani, who will also be giving a free film workshop at 12 pm on Sunday!

For students, single-show tickets are $5, while a 3-movie pass is $12, both of which can be purchased either online or in-person by cash or check. All showings will be held at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and will be in Italian with English subtitles.

TOMORROW is the opening night, showing Carvaggio, a film about the famous Italian artist of the late 16th century. The film begins at 8 p.m., but Italian food and beverages will be available beginning at 6:00, followed by Baroque music at 7 and introduction to Carvaggio at 7:40. For this special opener, feel free to dress in a Baroque costume! If you would rather stay in this century, try Saturday’s crime drama Una vita tranquilla or comedy drama Mine vaganti. Check out for more details, including summaries of all seven and trailers!