2023 Italian Film Festival USA - Metro Detroit

Apr 02, 2023 1229

BY: Pierluigi Erbaggio

Starting this weekend, the Italian Film Festival USA will be back in Metro Detroit for a new edition! Starting this Saturday, April 1, and ending Sunday, April 23, the Italian Film Festival USA will be back in Metro Detroit in its traditional, multi-city, in-person format! We are eager to share with you Italian films on wide screens and get back to our community of spectators!

This year, we will offer a variety of recent feature films, documentaries, and short films! We are very proud of our lineup, certain that it will both entertain and enrich you! Take a look at some of the titles we have selected and at the schedule on our website.

Opening Weekend

One email, three screenings. A program that will help you enjoy this weekend! For the coming weeks, expect similar weekly emails.

Our shows will be at two new locations this weekend: John Lewis Center (SK301) at the Macomb Community College - South Campus (14500 Twelve Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48088) and the Farmington Civic Theater (33332 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI 48336). Visit our website for directions and a full list of Metro Detroit locations.
parking map for the Macomb Community College - South Campus is available here (the John Lewis Center is marked with a "K" in the map).

Our opening film on Saturday, April 1, 5:00 pm, is Domani è un altro giorno (2019, Tomorrow's a New Day).
A comedy/drama directed by Simone Spada, 100 min. with Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Anna Ferzetti.
LOCATION: John Lewis Center (SK301) at the Macomb Community College - South Campus (14500 Twelve Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48088)

Giuliano and Tommaso have been friends for more than thirty years, but the next four days will be the hardest they have ever known. Giuliano, a vivacious actor who loves life, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. After a year-long fight, he is decided to forgo his treatment. Tommaso, who is a teacher living in Canada, returns to Rome to help his friend tie up all the loose ends, including who will take care of Giuliano’s dearest companion, the wide-eyed Bernese mountain dog, Pato. 


Our second screening on Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm, is Bene ma non benissimo (2018, Well but not Very Well).
A comedy directed by Francesco Mandelli, 100 min. with Francesca Giordano, Gioele Dix, Giordano De Piano.
LOCATION: John Lewis Center (SK301) at the Macomb Community College - South Campus (14500 Twelve Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48088)

Candida is a 15 years old, motherless teenager. When her father loses his job, she moves to Turin with him, starts a new life, and attends a new high school. She makes friends with Jacopo, an introverted boy who is often bullied by his classmates, and the two get along well. However, Jacopo’s father, who is a rich industrialist, does not approve of the new friendship. 


On Sunday, April 2, 11:00 am, we will screen a Special Children's Program in a program of short animated films. Fourteen recent shorts will be presented in one program lasting approximately 75 minutes.
The program is geared toward an audience of children age 6-12 and includes short feature and animated films.
All children are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
LOCATION: Farmington Civic Theater (33332 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI 48336)

The program includes: Tiny Matters by Guendalina Vannini, Looney Foodz! by Paolo Gaudio, A Chick’s Adventure by Christoph Brehme, Becolored by Maurizio Forestieri, Above from Big Rock School, Monnalisa from Associazione Viva Comix, Good morning Moon by Christoph Brehme, The King Dom from CSC Animazione Piemonte, Da sola by Christoph Brehme, What Ever Happened to Darwin from CSC Animazione Piemonte, Ossigeno by Beatrice Sancinelli, Arturo e il gabbiano by Luca Di Cecca, Ricordi a colori from Associazione OTTOmani, Berry Bees from RAI Ragazzi. 

Many thanks to our sponsors!

As we start a new edition of free Italian screenings, allow us to stress that the organization of our festival has significant costs. That is why, we would truly appreciate your free will donation on our PayPal Page

You can also consider becoming an official sponsor and support our festival that way. For more details, visit our website.

Thank you for your support!

Many thanks to our main sponsor for the IFFUSA-Metro Detroit: the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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