Italian Film Festival USA 2019
The Italian Film Festival USA tours a dozen venues in the United States each year, bringing a stellar lineup of more than a dozen new and recent Italian feature films, as well as in-person introductions and discussions with filmmakers at numerous sites in the Detroit area.
This year, the DFT will be the host venue for five festival screenings, including the opening night film, Benedetta follia (Blessed Madness) on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Director Carlo Verdone also stars in this 2017 comedy about the owner of a religious items shop whose daily routine is turned upside down by the behavior of a new employee (Ilenia Pastorelli). Four additional films will be screened on the festival’s closing weekend, April 26, 27 and 28.
The complete list of titles will be available in February at the Italian Film Festival USA website, italianfilmfests.org. The schedule of screenings held at the DFT will be available at www.dia.org. Films presented by the Italian Film Festival USA are in Italian with English subtitles. Admission is free with registration online or at the door.
The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza and your tri-county millage investment in the DIA.