Dinner and a movie with Italian film expert Antonio Iannotta
March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm$60 - $70
are pleased to present a very special evening:
A screening of the Italian comedy “Troppo Napoletano” with a lively film discussion by Professor Antonio Iannotta, followed by dinner at La Medusa Restaurant in Columbia City.
The fixed-price meal includes a selection of appetizers, three different pasta dishes served family style and dessert. One drink is included (wine, beer or soft drink); additional drinks can be purchased, if desired.
We’ll gather at Ark Lodge Cinemas to see ” Troppo Napoletano” (English title: “From Naples with Love”, 2016), a 95-minute romantic comedy directed by Gianluca Ansanelli. In the film, Deborah worries about her 11-year-old son after her ex-husband, a popular singer, loses his life in a stage dive. Searching for a solution, Deborah takes Ciro to see Tommaso, a child psychologist. During their visits, Ciro confesses that it’s not his father’s death that has depressed him but love for his seemingly unattainable classmate, the beautiful Ludovica. The two make a deal: Tommaso will help Ciro get the attention of Ludovica, while Ciro gives Tommaso a hand at winning the affection of his mother. At the screening, Iannotta will discuss the film in general and explore two historic sites in Naples that are important to the plot: Palazzo Donn’Anna and Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco.
Antonio Iannotta was born in Desenzano del Garda in northern Italy and raised in Sant’Agata de’ Goti in the South. He received a master’s and PhD in communication and media studies from the University of Salerno. Iannotta has published many essays on cinema, television and the media as well as two books. He lived in Naples for six years, before moving to the U.S. where he is adjunct assistant professor of Italian at the University of San Diego and the artistic director of the San Diego Italian Film Festival.
Cost includes film screening and discussion, dinner, taxes and tip.
Don’t delay! This event is strictly limited to 40 guests. Register today!