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Il Ragazzo Invisibile -

Seconda Generazione 

Invisible Boy - Second Generation (2017)
100 min. – Action / Adventure / Comedy

Languages: Italian / Russian (English subtitles)

Heroes meets X-Men, Gabriele Salvatores style! A new era of Italian action / adventure. Two years after its debut, the Invisible Boy is back with the second chapter of the saga, once again directed by Oscar-winner Gabriele Salvatores. The young superhero Michele is now 16 and is facing all the troubles of his age. However, it is hard to return to all of the problems this age demands after having discovered you have super powers.

11:30 am

Bianco di Babbudoiu

A Fistful of Grapes (2016)
93 min. – Comedy

Languages: Italian (English subtitles)

After an EU grant to expand their family winery falls through, a group of sibling discover they have only fifteen days to pay back the money the bank loaned them against the expected funding. Desperate to save the business and prevent their wives and girlfriends from finding out, they embark on a series of reckless hijinks to beg, borrow, steal and extort what it takes to pay the loan back.

Jean Cocteau Cinema

Jean Cocteau Cinema

6 pm

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2:30 pm

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126 min. – Drama / Fantasy

Languages: Italian / French / Spanish (English subtitles)

Based on the novel “Manuscript found in Saragosse” of Jan Potocki.

Sponsored by Community Angel

Schedule for Friday, April 20                                       

                                       All events on Friday take place at Jean Cocteau Cinema

Jean Cocteau Cinema

Phone: (505) 428-9297

The story of mountaineer Ettore Castiglioni (1908-1944) lives through the words of his diary. From a young boy coming from a good family, restless and solitary, a lover of arts and music, to lieutenant and then partisan escorting refugees and Jews safely from Italy to the Swiss border. A journey suspended between past and present, through witnesses and documents that try to shine a light on the mountaineer’s death. His diary ends at March 1944. Castiglioni did not want to leave a trace of what happened. After entering Switzerland under false identity, he is arrested in Maloja (Grisons); his clothes and boots are confiscated and he is locked in a room at the hotel Longhin. During the night, he climbs out of the window and faces the Forno glacier wearing only a blanket. His frozen body was later found a few meters over the Italian border. What pushed him to try an impossible escape? And what was his mission in Switzerland? The deeper meaning of his gesture seems to call back to a romantic idea of mountaineering and the need for absolute freedom.



Oltre il Confine, La Storia di Ettore Castiglioni

Beyond the Border, The Story of Ettore Castiglioni (2017)
66 Min - Documentary

Languages: Italian (English subtitles)

*Free screenings and panel do not require a ticket and a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Admission for free events is first come, first seated. Arrive early.

following Oltre il Confine, approx 12:45 pm 

Documentary Program


Jean Cocteau Cinema

418 Montezuma Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Sponsored by Community Angel

CineFesta Italia of Santa Fe
c/o Consulate of Italy
58 S. Federal Place
Santa Fe NM 87501

Sagre Balere

Dance Hall Land (2017)
73 Min - Documentary

Languages: Italian (English subtitles)

Omar was born in the suburbs of Milan and was destined to be an auto bodyworker, but, instead, he became a successful ballroom singer. He got inspired by listening to ballroom singers at Angelo Zibetti’s Studio Zeta, the biggest dance club in Italy at that time and, this way, he later started his own career. After about a decade working as a singer, he finally met Adele, the love of his life, who became his manager, turned him into a real icon for the fans of ballroom music. Thus he has become the man who could gather enormous crowds of audience at clubs, squares, and local festivals. The film tells the story of Omar and shows him, in his 20th year of career with his band, as we travel together with him in their long tour around many Northern regions of Italy. A life in and out of the spotlight, mirror of a marginal and somehow old fashioned Italy, that is probably destined to disappear for good.

5 pm

The first film in the Program, Oltre il Confine (Beyond the Border) is the story of Ettore Castiglioni, who was a partisan (Resistance) in Italy during WWII. Santa Fe resident, Urio Bertelli lived first-hand the kind of events depicted in the film. Prior to the screening of the film, we are honored to present Urio, Santa Fe’s own 97-year-old partigiano, who will speak a few words about his experiences before he watches the film with the audience.

Remember; admission to the Documentary Program is totally FREE, thanks to our sponsor, IATSE Local 480. Don't miss your chance to honor this Santa Fe living treasure!

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 11:30 am

Sponsored by Community Angel

Jean Cocteau Cinema

Ticket includes admission to Il Ragazzo Invisibile 2

Seating limited; availability cannot be guaranteed.

Jean Cocteau Cinema

Seating limited; availability cannot be guaranteed.


8:15 pm