Film series at Casa Italia to start in November

Oct 17, 2023 447

Casa Italia’s popular film series will start later this year due to the high level of activity at the Casa during Italian American Heritage Month. A pair of films will screen in November, followed by another pair in January. The series is made possible through the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Chicago.

“Palio” will be screened on Nov. 10. Directed by Cosima Spender, the documentary explores the thrilling world of Palio di Siena, the oldest continually run horse race in the world. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, winning best editing for a documentary. It has achieved a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Vanity Fair critic Joe Leydon called it “as dramatically satisfying as the most crowd-pleasing scripted sports saga.”

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