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Screening of "Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Screening of "Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek

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The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute

Silvio Marchetti

is pleased to invite you to 

the screening of



 Loose Canons (Mine vaganti) 


110 minutes, 2010


 by Ferzan Ozpetek



Tuesday, October 2nd


Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611


The conservative Catholic Cantone family own and operate a pasta factory in southern Italy. At a family dinner, parents Vincenzo and Stefania Cantone plan on turning over the factory to their two sons, Antonio Cantone and Tommaso Cantone. The younger Tommaso, who has returned home from business school in Rome for this dinner, has his own important news which he plans on divulging at that dinner. Beforehand, he tells Antonio his news. He is not in business school and does not want to run the factory, leaving that to Antonio. Rather, he wants to stay in Rome to be a writer - he has submitted a manuscript of a novel to a publisher - but more importantly that he is gay. Tommaso is certain that their parents will not take any of this news well. But before Tommaso can make his statement at the dinner, Antonio, who has been working at the factory for years, drops his own bombshell of news on the family, which results in Vincenzo disowning Antonio and having a mild heart attack. Tommaso feels that he has no other choice now but to keep quiet, and stay to run the factory while his father recuperates. A visit from Rome by Tommaso's flamboyant gay friends - including Tommaso's lover, Marco - may make life difficult for Tommaso as he tries to balance his priorities in life. Tommaso's paternal grandmother, who started the factory, who is known as the loose cannon of the family and who has a long kept secret of her own, may have her own say in what happens in the family.


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Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 1450
Chicago, 60611

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450

Chicago, IL 60611


Currently active in all the major cities of the five continents, the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes serve as an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and cultural operatives, as well as for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country. By acting not only as a showcase and source of current information on Italy, but also as a driving force behind initiatives and projects of cultural cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute has become a focal point for both the Italian communities abroad and the growing demand for Italian culture throughout the world.

By extending the role of Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes offer the most effective tools for promoting a worldwide image of Italy as a center of production, preservation, and dissemination of culture from the Classical Age until today. Along with organizing cultural events in a vast array of areas, including art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, and photography, the Italian Cultural Institutes:

  • Offer the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the preparation of educational and editorial materials;
  • Provide the networks and the premises to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the process of cultural exchange and production at an international level;
  • Provide information and logistic support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
  • Continuously support initiatives aimed at promoting an intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.
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