Monday, June 27, 2011

Cineforum Italiano: Passione - A musical adventure.

John Turturro, 2010, Italy, USA, 35mm, 95 min, English subtitles

The film Passione, directed by John Turturro, debuts on July 1 at West End Cinema in Washington, DC. Advance tickets will be available online and at the box office beginning June 28th. The Washington, DC Italian Language Meetup Group will attend a special screening of the film on July 3rd at 5:00pm. Group members will receive a $2.00 discount on the tickets which are usually $11.00. After the film group members will enjoy a FREE gelato treat thanks to a local gelato company called Dolci Gelati. (Click here to RSVP and read full details).

John Turturro's unconditional commitment to Italy and its culture has developed into a unique film experience. Passione's antique scenery, distinctive sounds and beautiful music take the viewer into the streets of Naples and on a voyage through time and space. The film's strength lays in the diversity of the soundtrack, each song its own universe, each its own poem. Naples becomes the ideal setting for a breathtaking odyssey, where the musicians perform on the streets and take over the city's plazas, ultimately capturing the hearts of its spectators. Turturro brings Naples and its heritage to the big screen in a way that confirms its essential contribution to our civilization.

Sorrento Lingue is offering a special group rate for one or two weeks of Italian language learning vacation at their school which is located not far from Naples and Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast. Click here to see details of the group discounts or for more information you can send an email to Marco Marino at

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