12th Annual N.M. Italian Film and Culture Festival

Sunday March 17, 2019

Additional Dates:


4800 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
US

Phone: 262-9301

Cost:

$12

Ages:

15+

Contact:

Maria Arancio Berry

Website: Click to Visit

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Enjoy eight films as well as the food and wine of Italy.

FANTASTICO! Your front row seat to today’s Italy, through film, food, music. The 12th Annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival returns to Albuquerque’s Hiland Theater March 12 – 17 with the BEST contemporary Italian film lineup EVER – 7 local premieres (plus 1 bonus film!) that explore current social issues and human relationships through comedy, drama and documentary. 3 great events showcasing the food and wine of Italy – the world’s superpower of cuisine. Produced by Italian Festivals of New Mexico, the NMIFCF is a fundraising benefit for the children of NDI New Mexico.   Program/ Tickets: www.italianfestivalsnm.org

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See also: Reel World

Eat & Watch

The Italian Film & Culture Festival 2019 kicks off Tuesday, March 12 in Nob Hill, bringing six days’ worth of film, food and festivities. This year’s opening night film is Benedetta Follia. This 2018 comedy centers on a middle-aged shop owner, dedicated to his religion and faithful to his wife, who suddenly finds himself single and overwhelmed by an energetic new assistant. Join opening night crowds on the red carpet for this grand festival launch. You can sample an Italian buffet courtesy of Torinos’ @ Home and a wine bar courtesy of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Sounds of Italian film music and some traditional Italian favorites are performed live and there is a special pre-show performance by NDI New Mexico dancers. Tickets for this opening night extravaganza, taking place at the Hiland Theater (4800 Central Ave. SE) at 6:45pm, are $45. Tickets for the “movie only” can be purchased for $10 in advance. Events continue through Sunday, March 17 and include some other fine food/film pairings. All films, of course, are screening in Italian with English subtitles. All-festival passes are $115. All-film passes are $60. Tickets to individual events are $10 online or $12 at the door. For a complete listing of films, events and times, go to italianfilmfest.org.

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