Lynn filmmakers' "Ciao America" will be screened at Lynn Auditorium

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Film-making brothers Frank and Joe Ciota loved watching movies when they were growing up in Lynn. “I’d go to the Surf Cinema in Swampscott all the time,” said Frank, the director. The drive-in theaters on the Lynnway and on Squire Road in Revere were also favorite spots. “And the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge; I saw so many double features there.”

“I saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ on the big screen. I’ll never forget it.” Joe, the writer and elder by six years, recalls spending countless hours viewing movies on Saturday afternoons. Spaghetti westerns were his favorites. Little did he know that years later he’d be working with the son of Ennio Morricone, the man who created the soundtracks for those unforgettable shot-in-Italy Sergio Leone westerns. “That music stayed with me,” he said.

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