Italian-American Film Directors

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Umberto E
Friday September 7, 2012 at 7:00pm
Directed by Anton Evangelista (2012)

Anton Evangelista is a New York City-based filmmaker. After graduation, he found a niche as a storyboard artist for advertising agencies, while landing acting roles in a variety of renowned films. He also worked as an Italian translator for Martin Scorsese and Dante Ferretti on The Age of Innocence. His first short film, Beyond Reason (1995, went on to play at many international film festivals, as did his film Intervention (2004), an award-winning, character-driven love story, taking place in 1968. Umberto E is the epic story of Umberto Evangelista, a dynamic and charming ninety-year-old Italian immigrant living in New York City. The moie depicts his real life Cinderella tale, in which he chooses love and forgiveness as his weapons of revenge.
(45 minutes)

Q & A with Director Anton Evangelista will follow.

Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $10, Non-Members $20

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The Italian Voice / Page 5

The Italian Voice / Page 12 /  July 12, 2012

The Italian Voice / Page 12 / July 12, 2012

Anton Evangelista Touching Tribute to His Father Umberto E.
By Margaret Durbeck
The Italian Voice / Page 5

It is always great to escape a heat wave by going to the movies, so on June 21st in the middle of the first heat wave of the summer myself and cousin Mario Togila attended the 12th Annual Visionfest Films Festival at Tribeca Cinema on Varick. . . [Read full version, Download print PDF]

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NY Post / “UMBERTO E”

UMBERTO E in NY Post

Umberto E Film is a tribute from a loving son to his dad

Umberto E film is a tribute from a loving son to his dad.
by Patrick Rocchio
NY POST 

Pelham Gardens filmmaker Anton Evangelista wanted to create a film tribute to remember his late father and to introduce him to future family members.

He accomplished it well with the film, “Umberto E,” which follows the life of Umberto Evangelista, who saw the film before he died in 2011… [for more download print PDF]

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“UMBERTO E” Showing at Holy Rosary Church

Saturday, 
September 1st, 2012
7:30 pm (below the main church)
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
1510 Adee Ave. (Eastchester & Gun Hill Roads)
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 379-4432
FREE EVENT

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“UMBERTO E” Showing At Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Friday,
September 7th, 2012
7:00 pm
WESTCHESTER ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER
One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-771-8700
http://wiccny.org
$10 for members / $20 for non-members

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“UMBERTO E” Showing At Hunter College

Wednesday,
October 17th, 2012
1:00 pm
HUNTER COLLEGE
Lexington Avenue (68th St.)
Sponsored by the Dept. of Romance Languages & the Italian Club
(as part of Italian Cultural Month)
FREE EVENT

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VISIONFEST FILM FESTIVAL

“UMBERTO E”
was selected as part of the upcoming
VISIONFEST FILM FESTIVAL
Tribeca Cinemas
Running from June 20th – 24th
54 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

Screening time for UMBERTO E:
Thursday, June 21st
7:00 p.m.

See trailer

More info to come

http://www.visionfest.com

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ITALIAN EXPO 2012

The Italian Club
of
Westchester Community College
presents
ITALIAN EXPO 2012
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come with your family and friends to enjoy a taste of Italy and the Italian culture. A variety of cars such as: FERRARI, LAMBORGHINI, MASERATI, ALFA ROMEO, etc., and motorcycles such as VESPAS will be on display for you to admire and enjoy, with “Made in Italy” products.

LECTURES – FILMS – ENTERTAINMENT – ITALIAN FOOD – SPECIALTY ITEMS

Including a Special Screening of Anton Evangelista’s film
“JOSIE & VINNY: A Sixty-Four Year Love Story”
4:00 p.m.
The story of Josie and Vinny Berretta, of how they met sixty-four years ago. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, as they recount their Italian-American love story in their own words.
Running time: 30 minutes

To see a trailer of the movie: http://comprehensivefilms.com/posterity-videos/

Westchester Community College
Classroom Building (Parking Lot 4)
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Driving direction

For information, please call (914)606-6790

FREE ADMISSION

The Italian Club of Westchester Community College, Events page.
(scroll toward bottom of page)

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BRONX WEEK FILM FESTIVAL

“Sharing a Yankees Moment”
Directed by Anton Evangelista

Synopsis:
“Back in the Bronx” magazine publisher Steve Samtur returns to the streets of his old neighborhood, reflecting on his childhood memories of growing up in and around Yankee Stadium.

Was screened as part of the
Bronx Week Film Festival
May 13, 2012

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UMBERTO E

Umberto E film poster

Umberto E

Please join us for our next screening of
“UMBERTO E”
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 3:00PM
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Davis Auditorium of the Gateway Center
Valhalla NY 10595
Event is FREE

“Umberto E.: An excellent filmic tribute of Anton to his ninety-year-old father that teaches to transform the abuses and hardships of his incredible story of eternal emigrant into forgiveness and love, always and everywhere.”
– ViTTORIO CAPOTORTO
Artistic Director
Teatromania Theatre Company

‘Thank you for allowing the museum to premiere “Umberto E”. Fantastic evening!  You have created a truly moving film full ofemotions. I witnessed both tears and laughter in the audience as they connected with Umberto’s indomitable spirit”
– Cav. JOSEPH V. SCELSA, Ed.D.
Founder and President
Italian American Museum

“Powerful and beautiful film which depicts the pain associated with relinquishing childhood and adjustment to reality.  What is so extraordinary about Umberto is that his familial deprivation has not prevented him from living a life of intentionality, empathy, and love transmitted through his strong faith”
– Dr. MARIA GRACE LORUSSO
John D. calandra Institute

“Through recounting the story of Umberto E, you show us all how to triumph over adversity and live in forgiveness . . . Highly recommended”
- FRANK INGRASCIOTTA
Writer/Performer of Off-Broadway play
“Blood Type: Ragu”

“The essence of the Italian Family was so beautifully expressed. The fortitude that
your Dad forged amidst such hardship was a true testimony to the Italian Character.
He is an amazing, humble human being of faith and integrity”
-ALBA MAZZA
Musician / Educator

“A beautifully crafted piece of work . . . your Dad truly embodies the ideal of the
RENAISSANCE MAN having an interest and capacity for the poetic, artistic, and mechanical, as well as fathering children with artistic and mathematical sensitivity and talent”
-RICC
Magkal Charm

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