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Arts / Entertainment

Gomorrah: Gritty & lyrical

April 29, 2009

The last film in the Italian Film Festival series, 'Gomorrah,' blends reality and poeticism in a story about the Neapolitan mob known as the Camorra.

Last film in Italian Film Festival

May 1-7 at 7 p.m.
Lyric Cinema Cafe
300 East Mountain Avenue 

For several weeks, an Italian film festival sponsored by a grant from the National Italian American Foundation and hosted by the CSU Club Italian has been taking place at the Lyric Cinema Cafe. The films genres have included everything from literary-historical perspectives to romance and drama.

The last film in the series, Gomorrah, will play Friday, May 1 through Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. 

Crime drama/art film

Gomorrah is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama based on an expose of Italy's criminal underbelly. The intertwining tales of a delivery boy, a tailor, a businessman, and two cocky teenagers form the fabric of this gritty and lyrical examination of the influential, real-life Neapolitan mob known as the Camorra.

Peering into a multitude of social strata within present-day Naples, director Matteo Garrone's film - a hybrid of melodrama, crime and art-film genres - was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe and a Best Documentary Independent Spirit Award. 

Contact: Lorella Paltrinieri
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