We are pleased to announce that Gianni di Gregorio’s critically-acclaimed comedy MID-AUGUST LUNCH will be extended past its initial end-date (March 30) and will play through Tuesday, April 13 at Film Forum, West Houston Street (W. of 6th Avenue), with screenings daily at 1:15, 3:00, 4:45, 6:30, 8:15 & 10:00.
"Very Funny, yet touching! Captures the essence of living the Italian life and the universal need for friendship and human contact at any age." — Lidia Bastianich
Writer-director Gianni Di Gregorio (co-writer of GOMORRAH) also stars in this charming tale of a middle-aged man devoted to his elderly mother, with whom he lives in Rome’s picturesque Trastevere neighborhood. Together they bemoan the letters from their building’s management to make good on overdue payments; they’d much rather spend time debating The Three Musketeers or planning elaborate, tantalizing meals. The building manager twists Gianni’s arm to allow his own elderly mother and aunt to move into their apartment during the Pranzo di Ferragosto, Italy’s biggest summer holiday. One thing leads to another and soon the man finds himself running what feels like a boarding house for geriatrics. Wryly amusing and full of surprises, MID-AUGUST LUNCH has been a prize-winner at festivals throughout Europe (including Venice and London), where its sly humor and humanity have been warmly appreciated.
Art from the film can be found at http://www.filmforum.org/press/midaugust/index.html
Tickets are currently available online.