VIVA COMMERCIAL DRIVE
Bella Ciao! April 10 at Vancity Theatre
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ommercial Drive Productions is pleased to announce the hometown premiere of Bella Ciao! on April 10th at Vancity Theatre. The film, which had its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival in December, stars Carmen Aguirre (Endgame), Tony Nardi (La Sarrasine) and a who’s who of Vancouver actors. The film is directed by Carolyn Combs, the Executive Director of Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV).
Bella Ciao! is a compassionate and heartfelt ensemble drama that comes to life in Vancouver’s eclectic Commercial Drive neighborhood. It is a film about home, displacement, community, isolation, and solidarity. Unfolding over the course of just one day, the film hinges on Constanza (Carmen Aguirre), a Chilean refugee and activist whose relationship with her daughter is tested by serious health concerns they would rather not have to confront. This mother-daughter storyline, is just one thread amidst an Altmanesque carnival of characters from myriad walks of life: artists, hustlers, restauranteurs, and the coffee house consiglieri who converge on the Drive on a daily basis.
“The story is rooted in the cast, and the cast is rooted in this place. Vancouver is a character that plays itself. Making the film was truly a collaborative endeavor where a brilliant cast and crew came together to create a film about where we live with the support of the community. We are all thrilled to have our red carpet premiere in Vancouver and to be able to share this story,” says Director Carolyn Combs.
Bella Ciao! is having a special event screening and red carpet premiere with live music, food and select cast and crew on April 10th at Vancity Theatre. The film will continue with screenings throughout the month with further cities to be announced.
Vancouver Red Carpet Premiere April 10th
with music, food, select cast & crew.
Red Carpet Premiere Event Tickets $20
Location: Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
See more here.