Reel local news: Italian Cinema in SF focuses on new and veteran filmmakers

Nov 16, 2018 286

Cowpokes patrol the Maremma region between Lazio and Tuscany in “The Last Italian Cowboys.” A police detective investigates a murder among pastoral vineyards in “The Last Prosecco.” A shady movie producer lures five show business hopefuls to Armenia where they become creative after being stranded in “Hotel Gagarin.” These are but a few of the films at New Italian Cinema, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at San Francisco’s Vogue Theatre.

Now in its 22nd year in San Francisco, the New Italian Cinema Events production is meant to expose audiences to new and veteran Italian filmmakers and to promote works that explore unusual themes and/or display singular style, according to programmer and festival director Viviana del Bianco.

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