Films Al Fresco brings Italian cinema to San Diego

Jun 11, 2015 811

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Thanks to Convivio, a nonprofit seeking to be "San Diego's premier Italian cultural organization," locals will get a chance to see some of the best European imports of recent years. The series is entitled "Films Al Fresco," which debuts Saturday, June 13, at The Lafayette Hotel in North Park with an opening night presentation of Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore's 1988 love letter to movies.

A national cinema survey such as "Films Al Fresco" might seem remedial in cities like Los Angeles and New York, but for San Diegans this represents a real opportunity for film lovers to see a broad cross-section of Italian films from multiple time periods and genres.

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