Salute to Filmmaker Stijn Coninx & MARINA
Arclight La Jolla
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)
ArcLight La Jolla (Auditoriums 4 & 5)
Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 30 minutes prior to screenings
Discussion follows screenings
In Association with the Consul General of Belgium
The Cinema Society of San Diego
Academy Award Nominated filmmaker
Stijn Coninx and MARINA
Stijn, Baron Coninx was born in Belgium in 1957, and is one of the world's most important filmmakers. Nominated for an Academy Award for DAENS in 1992, and was made a Baron by King Albert II of Belgium. Currently, he serves as President of the Belgium Directors Guild.
Tonight we salute Mr. Coninx, who will join us to introduce his latest film:
Italy, 1948. Young Rocco is growing up in impoverished Calabria. One day his father Salvatore decides to move the family to Belgium where he can earn a lot of money by working in the coalmines. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, but he wants to fit in and make something of himself. His talent with the accordion helps a lot. Against his father's wishes and better judgment, Rocco seeks an escape through music.
This raucous story is based on the childhood memories of the beloved vocalist Rocco Granata and named after one of his biggest hits.
Running Time: 118 Minutes / Not Rates
PLEASE NOTE: MARINA is in Dutch with English Subtitles
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