Escape to Italy this week with the Vacanza in Italia Film Festival. Last film in the series! Wednesday March 27, 2013 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM.
What causes people to travel to Italy? Is it the food, the pace of life, the sun? Or is it the civilizing influence of all of this. Do they always find what they think they should?
Please join fellow cinephiles at Brooks Memorial Library for a series of films that will make you want to “vacanza in Italia.”
For Wednesday, March 27, the film stars Cher, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Lily Tomlin.
MGM/UA; Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Rated PG; 116 minutes 1999.
Set in Tuscany from 1932 to 1945, this bittersweet drama spans the reign of Italy’s Fascist regime, the outbreak of World War II and the arrival of peace. The action turns to the character of a young man (18-year-old newcomer Baird Wallace), taken under wing by five eccentric and strong-willed women living in Florence’s Anglo-American community. Starring Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench as a trio of colorful British expatriates. Also starring Lily Tomlin as an American archeologist and Cher as a wealthy, Jewish-American art dealer with a string of husbands and lovers behind her.
Location: Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room
Free and open to all
For title and info, call the library at 802-254-5290.