Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival have partnered with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Italian Cultural Institute to present a special one-night-only screening of LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER, winner of the Swiss Critics Boccalino Award at Locarno International Film Festival.
Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP on Facebook to let your friends know you’ll be there!
About the Film:
The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winters tristesse. Tourists have left, the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland. As a fire destroys the worn down ferry, that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate struggle for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people.