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Piccolo America: beyond Troisi, Cinema arrives in Montespaccato with Asilo Savoia

By 12 October 2021May 8th, 2023News

The Cinema scores a goal against the mafia! From October 11th to 22nd, the Piccolo America, which recently reopened the doors of Cinema Troisi, will light up its projector with a review dedicated to the fight against the mafia inside the Don Pino Puglisi Sports Center, born two years ago after the seizure of the Gambacurta clan’s “Polisportiva Dilettantistica Montespaccato s.r.l.” The space was entrusted to the Asilo Savoia in order to ensure operational continuity through inclusion in the “Talent & Tenacity – Growing in Legality” Program. The Sports Center has become the home of multiple activities, as well as educational and training policies in favor of young people aimed at improving the quality of life and ensuring full integration, in addition to recreational, sports, and social activities.

“We are very happy to meet and collaborate again with the Asilo Savoia -” declares Valerio Carocci, President of Piccolo America “– the Don Pino Puglisi Sports Center represents a beacon and an example for all those who work to improve living conditions in the territories. It is a moment of enormous social crisis in which young people need to have reference points: our hope with this review dedicated to the theme of the fight against the mafia, is to contribute to the possibilities of meeting, exchange, and sharing, but also to be able to participate in our small way in a continuous cultural growth in the outskirts of the Capital.

“With this new initiative” – said the President of Asilo Savoia, Massimiliano Monnanni – “the program of cultural, aggregative, and social activities through which to convey the positive values of sport and participation in the suburbs continues and amplifies. After great music with Leo Gassmann’s concert, it is now the turn of great cinema and in this sense, thanks go to the girls and boys of the “Piccolo America”, who in these years have been able to play an important role in the integration and participation processes of young people in the urban suburbs. I am convinced – concludes Monnanni – that the Montespaccato district and citizens will respond positively to this further opportunity for meeting that, as Asilo Savoia, we offer for free in a territory that strongly needs opportunities and places of aggregation and reflection on issues of legality and rights.”

Each film screening, free admission and by reservation ([email protected]), will start at 7:00 pm in Via Stefano Vaj 41, Rome. The review “The Little Cinema at the Don Pino Puglisi Sports Center” on the theme of legality and the fight against the mafia, will be inaugurated by the film by director Daniele Vicari “Before Nightfall” which tells the story of the Sicilian journalist Giuseppe Fava, strongly opposed to the mafia in Catania in the early 1980s, who was assassinated. On Wednesday, October 13th, and Friday, October 15th, respectively, “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer” by Pif, which tells in an ironic and engaging way the mafia massacres from the 1970s onwards through the eyes of a child, and “Sicilian Ghost Story” by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, winner of the David di Donatello for Best Non-Original Screenplay. The following week, on Monday 18th, Marco Tullio Giordana’s “The Hundred Steps” will continue with the story of Peppino Impastato, played by the magnificent Luigi Lo Cascio. On Wednesday 20th, the Roman public and members of the center can revisit “Fortapàsc” by Marco Risi, which tells the sad story of the very young Neapolitan journalist Giancarlo Siani, assassinated by the Camorra in 1985, played by the late artist Libero de Rienzo. Finally, on Thursday 22nd October, the initiative will end with “Black Souls” by Francesco Munzi, winner of 9 David di Donatello awards.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, October 11th at 7:00 pm

  • “Before Nightfall” by Daniele Vicari (2018, 120 min)

Wednesday, October 13th at 7:00 pm

  • “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer” by Pif (2013, 90 min)

Friday, October 15th at 7:00 pm

  • “Sicilian Ghost Story” by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza (2017, 120 min)

Monday, October 18th at 7:00 pm

  • “The Hundred Steps” by Marco Tullio Giordana (2000, 114 min)

Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm

  • “Fortapàsc” by Marco Risi (2009, 113 min)

Friday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm

  • “Black Souls” by Francesco Munzi (2014, 103 min)