Friday, August 08, 2008

Italian Film Festival set for Robinson Film Center

Beginning Aug. 22, the local art house will give it a go with the Italian Film Festival. It will feature two public programs and six films. Selections range from the classic Italian neorealist flick "The Bicycle Thief" to "The Golden Door," a 2006 flick about early 20th century Italian immigration. The latter "manages to tell an age-old story with terrific verve and imagination," wrote The Post's Ann Hornaday.

If you go

WHAT: Italian Film Festival.

WHEN: Aug. 22 to Aug. 28.

WHERE: Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St., Shreveport.

SCREENING COSTS: $8.75 general admission ($6.75, RFC members) after 6 p.m.; $5.75 matinee admission ($4.75) before 6 p.m.

Screening and event schedule

Aug. 22

6 p.m. Opening night reception featuring food, wine tasting and live music. $25, or $30 with "The Bicycle Thief" admission. For reservations, call (318) 459-4124.

7:30 p.m. "The Bicycle Thief."

Aug. 23

2 p.m. "The Golden Door" (pictured) followed by panel discussion.

4:15 p.m. "From Sicily to Shreveport: Our Own Immigrant Story" panel discussion.

5:30 p.m. "Divorce, Italian Style."

7:45 p.m. "Bread and Tulips."

Aug. 24

2 p.m. "My Brother is an Only Child" (pictured).

5:30 p.m. "A History of Italian Cinema" lecture presented by Jefferson Hendricks, Professor of English, Centenary College. Free.

7:15 p.m. "Cinema Paradiso."

Aug. 25

5:30 p.m. "The Golden Door."

7:45 p.m. "Bread and Tulips."

Aug. 26

5:30 p.m. "Divorce, Italian Style" (pictured).

7:45 p.m. "The Bicycle Thief."

Aug. 27

5:30 p.m. "My Brother is an Only Child."

7:45 p.m. "The Golden Door."

Aug. 28

7 p.m. closing night celebration.

7:45 p.m. "Cinema Paradiso."

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