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CINEMA ITALIANO! presents “Benvenuto, Presidente” at Bowers – August 17

Date 08.12.2014

CINEMA ITALIANO! organized by the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents”Welcome, Mr. President! (Benvenuto, Presidente!) an Italian movie directed by  Ricardo Milani in Italian with English subtitles. Through a series of missteps and coincidences, Giuseppe Garibaldi, the local librarian and fisherman from a small mountain village, has been elected president of Italy. Having agreed to renounce the post, he changes his mind once he sees how things really operate. He is an “everyman” thrust into a powerful position, making changes he has only dreamed of. “Benvenuto, Presidente!” is a hilarious combination of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington meets the Keystone cops with an homage to anarchy and Janis Joplin.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Register & Refreshments: 1:30 pm
Showtime: 2:00 pm

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

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

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.