Thursday, July 14, 2011

Passione: A Musical Adventure at the NWFC

Northwest Film Center's upcoming screenings of the acclaimed documentary PASSIONE: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, from American director John Turturro, which celebrates the musical traditions of the city of Naples. This wonderful film will screen on Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 17, at 5:00 p.m.; and Monday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland).

Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17, at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m.
PASSIONE: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
U.S. 2010 | Director: John Turturro
"Napoli is one of those places where after fresh air, food, and shelter, music is an essential ingredient for the survival of the people. There are places that do something to you, deep down in your unconscious, in your soul. Naples is that for me, as it has been for so many other people in the arts—poets, writers, painters, and musicians throughout the ages. We journey through one of the biggest jukeboxes in the world, a treasure chest of songs, from 1200 to now, conjuring distant stories and myths that still live, a repertoire that speaks of love, sex, jealousy, and social protest. This musical adventure, traversing the city, comes out of the people, the walls that surround them, and the land they inhabit. The performers, some from Napoli and some from abroad, are not just singers in the film, but storytellers."—John Turturro. (95 mins.)

"A cinematic love letter to the sounds of the city and the city itself."—Variety.

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