Friday, March 29, 2019

Madonn! Detroit Film Theatre to host free Italian Film Festival

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge "Benedetta follia (Blessed Madness)." - COURTESY ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
  • Courtesy Italian Film Festival
  • "Benedetta follia (Blessed Madness)."

Italy has gifted the world with some of cinema’s most precious films. From Life Is Beautiful to 8 ½, La Dolce Vita, and the original Suspiria — there is no shortage of great Italian works. This year, the Italian Film Festival will tour the country with a stop at the Detroit Film Theatre. The free festival, which will screen more than a dozen recent Italian-made films with five showings, will kick off with 2018’s Benedetta follia (Blessed Madness). Throughout the festival’s run, there will be discussions with filmmakers and in-person introductions.

Italian Film Festival's opening night screening begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit;; Free with registration.

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