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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2015 – Days Five & Six

      Aug. 11, 2015


      Bicycle ThievesThe 2015 edition of Montreal’s Italian Week is slowing building up momentum for its grand weekend finale. But first, free film screenings and an art exhibit are on the agenda.

      Tonight (August 11) there are three free film screenings to choose from. Over at Cinéma Beaubien (2396 Beaubien East), you can catch Alice Rohrwacher’s Le Meraviglie (The Wonders). The Casa d’Italia (505 Jean Talon est) is showing Miseria e Nobiltà (Poverty and Nobility)
by Mario Mattoli. And finally Leonardo da Vinci Centre in St-Leonard (8370 Boulevard Lacordaire) will be screening Uccellacci e Uccellini (The Hawks and the Sparrows), directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
with Totò and Ninetto Davoli.

      Tomorrow evening’s screenings include Vittorio De Sica’s Ieri, Oggi, Domani (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) at Leonardo da Vinci Centre; Paisà by 
director Roberto Rossellini at Casa d’Italia; and Vittorio De Sica’s Ladri di Biciclette (Bicycle Thieves) at Cinéma Du Parc (3575 Ave du Parc). All screenings start at 7:30PM.

      You have until Sunday to catch an art exhibit featuring works by local Montreal artists with origins in Campania, Italy. The artists include Guido Marena, Nick Pierni, Alfonso Fiengo, Marcello Improta, Gianni Giuliano and Frank Caracciolo. The exhibit is being held at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre and is open daily from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Entrance is free.

      To view the festival’s complete program, please visit

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