Italian Film Festival

Cinema Paradiso

Info: USA, 1990, 155 Min

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Cast: Philippe Noiret
Jacques Perrin
Marco Leonardi
Salvatore Cascio
Agnese Nano
Antonella Attili
Enzo Cannavale
Isa Danieli
Leo Gullotta
Pupella Maggio


  • Tuesday June 9, 2015 - 8:30 pm

CINEMA PARADISO “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 / 155 mins) | With sweeping cinematography, gorgeous performances, and a heart-tugging nostalgic storyline about childhood and coming-of-age, CINEMA PARADISO remains one of Italy’s most beloved cinematic exports. Loosely based on writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore’s own life, the story follows a prominent filmmaker recalling the days of his magical boyhood, when he fell in love with movies and formed a deep friendship with the projectionist at his village’s theatre.

Join us for these films at the Rio Theatre for four nights during Italian Heritage Month in June. Presented with Italian Day on the Drive, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, and Rio Theatre, the Italian Film Festival is pleased to present 8 iconic Italian Films as part of our Summer Film Festival Series. Buy Tickets online with the Rio Theatre or see all 8 films with a festival pass for only $50!