Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, October 14, 2011 – Sunday, October 23, 2011

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Italy/USA/2010—directed by John Turturro)

John Turturro’s wild, colorful, sexy ode to the music and people of Naples was “rapturously received” (Variety) and interrupted by “spontaneous outbreaks of applause” (Sight & Sound) in Italy, where it has played for six months, its soundtrack on the charts for seven. A brilliant film, theater, and television actor, Turturro is also the director of three previous features and a man whose talents are fueled by an unquenchable zest for life. He describes Passione as “a musical adventure that comes directly out of the people and the volcanic land they inhabit. Conjuring ancient stories and myths that still live – myths of love, sex, jealousy, and social protest – each song is a compact screenplay, an emotional postcard. I tried to see if I could understand, in a small way, a little bit of the soul of the city, while at the same time killing clichés about it. There are places you go and once is enough. Then there’s Napoli.” A very special presentation, in English and Italian with English subtitles. (90 min.)

"Critics’ Pick! A must-see. A galvanic tribute to the songs and singers of Naples. The attention you give this movie will be gloriously repaid.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Irresistible and delicious… a delight!” –Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

"★★★★! Turturro, narrating onscreen with a winning exuberance, suggests songcraft is in the local blood, proudly bubbling over like Mount Vesuvius. A killer soundtrack!" Time Out New York 
"Intoxicating beauty! A surprise and a delight from beginning to end. It's something to savor, something sublime." –Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer 
Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m.