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Cinema Italiano at Bowers Museum – “Si Puo’ Fare” Screening on February 16

Date 02.10.2014

CINEMA ITALIANO! Offered by the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents SI PUO’ FARE – “WE CAN DO THAT” by Claudio Manfredonia in Italian with English subtitles.

SUNDAY, February 16 @ 2:00 PM

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
In the state-of-the art Norma Kershaw Auditoriu

Register & Refreshments: 1:30 pm

Admission fee of $10 Payable at Entrance
$5 for Students (no need to RSVP)

This unusual Italian-language seriocomedy from director Giulio Manfredonia walks a fine-line, suspended midway between genial farce and sensitive, compassionate drama. It tells of Nello (Claudio Bisio), a businessman from Milan who gets unexpectedly booted out of his job and ends up managing a collective of ex-mental patients; the individuals in question have suffered from the notorious Basaglia Law, and thus found themselves expelled from area psychiatric hospitals. Sensing a need for renewed purpose in these individuals, Nello defines a new occupational role for each of them, molded and shaped to each individual’s abilities – with both humorous and surprisingly touching results. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Parking Notice! The north and south lots cost $6. Disabled parking is free. There is free parking in a public lot on Main Street (a short walk across from North Lot with easy access back to museum by traffic signal) Street parking is free.