Tuesday, November 16 @ 7 pm
Life is Beautiful, a film by Roberto Benigni
(1998, PG-13, 116 mins.)
About the film: A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game. (1998, PG-13, 116 mins.)
Winner of three Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film; Best Actor; Best Musical Score.