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Little Italy Summer Film Festival


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until September 18, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Amici Park Amphitheater, 1660 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $10

Little Italy Summer Film Festival
Saturday, July 17 – September 18
Amici Park Amphitheater

Each year the LittleItaly Association partners with Cinema Little Italy to show great Italian films (with subtitles) at the Amici Park Amphitheater, located at the corner of W. Date and State Streets. Grab a few snacks, bring a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars with friends and family. The Little Italy Summer Film Festival happens every Saturday night of the summer in the charming neighborhood.

Starting July 17 running through September 18!
Fee: $10 donation accepted at the door

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Film starts at 8 p.m.

The Films:

July 17 / "Smetto Quando Voglio" - Comedy (S. Sibilia, F. Ferro)
A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.

July 24 / "Loose Cannons" - Comedy, Drama, Romance (Ferzan Ozpetek)
No other nationality respects their food and family gatherings with the fervor and zest of the Italians, but when it comes to the Cantone family, some things are better left well away from the dinner table and in the closet!

July 31 / "Una Vita Spericolata" - Comedy, Crime (Marco Ponti)
A mechanic turns a loan request denial from his bank into a robbery with the help of two of his friends, leading to a crazy escape with the public opinion in their favor.

August 7 / "Bangla" - Comedy (Phaim Bhuiyan)
An Italian young man lives with his family, who are from Bangladesh. He works in a museum, and in his free time, performs with his band. He still trying to figure out his life, an Italian girl appears.

August 14 / "Pranzo di Ferragosto" - Comedy, Drama (Gianni Di Gregorio)
This movie is a sliver of life, and it pulls you in into the middle of Rome, in the middle of August. The whole city is going on holiday...except Gianni, his ninety-something mother, and three elderly ladies who still know how to enjoy life. Gianni tries keep up while cooking and drinking a lot of wine!

August 21 / "Mafioso" - Comedy, Crime, Drama (Alberto Lattuada)
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily with a culture much different from the North. A decades'-old oath forces him to fulfill an “obligation”.

August 28 / "Certified Copy" - Drama, Romance (Abbas Kiarostami)
A middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

September 4 / "Vincere" - Biography, Drama, Romance (Marco Bellocchio)
A compelling drama based on the little-known story of Benito Mussolini’s secret lover and first wife Ida Dalsar and their son.

September 11 / "Divorzio all'Italiana" - Comedy, Drama, Romance (Pietro Germi)
A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

September 18 / "Malena" - Comedy, Drama, Romance (Giuseppe Tornatore)
Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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