New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival Opening

Saturday Feb 8, 2014

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 768-3522
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Phone: 505-768-3522

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Live and on film at the KiMo, this gala is headlined by the nationally acclaimed New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and also features a performance by the Keshet Dance Company.

Musical Traditions of Italy – Live and on Film! at the KiMo. Headlining this gala musical event is our own nationally-acclaimed New Mexico Symphonic Chorus under the direction of Roger Melone with a fabulous slate of Italian opera choral selections and a surprise offering to close out the show – and bring down the house! Enjoy fun and colorful traditional Italian folk dance performed by another of our state’s renowned talents, Keshet Dance Company. Feast your eyes and ears on a very special film greeting sent to us in friendship by the foremost Italian men’s choir, the Coro Illersberg di Trieste. And there’s more…in this not-to-be-missed opening celebration. Arrive early to explore the lobby exhibits and enjoy a glass of wine (cash bar) hosted by yet another New Mexico award winner, Casa Rondena Winery.

See also: Film Festival Preview

Fest Hypes Italian Film and Culture

Cinema served with spaghetti, dolci and bocce

Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet)
Andrea Segre

Discussions about Italian film by Americans usually go something like this: First someone says the name “Antonioni.” Rarely another throws in the magical moniker “Fellini.” Next one or more conversant members of this hypothetical red-white-and-blue discourse gravely intones Blow-Up or La Dolce Vita. That’s easy enough to do, as the first film is in English, and the second used the appeal of celebrity culture to attract American audiences, after all.

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