One of the most loved films of all time! Winner of Special Jury Prize at Cannes and Best Foreign Film Oscar.
Cinema Paradiso follows a young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) as he discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso's projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.
Run time: 124 minutes
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Cinema New Bedford showcases acclaimed films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a variety of perspectives. Join us each Tuesday to experience award-winning films that harness the power of feeling to entertain and enlighten.
This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.