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Sun, Nov 12


Cabrillo, VAPA Bldg 1000

Italian Film: Olimpia's Way (Acqua e anice)

Join us for our Fall Film Series: New Horizons | Nuovi orizzonti *all films are in Italian with English subtitles no tickets necessary; first come first served (register for event reminder) donations welcome at the door ❤️ 🇮🇹

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Italian Film: Olimpia's Way (Acqua e anice)
Italian Film: Olimpia's Way (Acqua e anice)

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cabrillo, VAPA Bldg 1000, Cabrillo College, Aptos campus, in VAPA building 1000, Art History Forum room 1001


About the Event

Fall 2023 Series: New Horizons | Nuovi orizzonti

With the patronage of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

Series Description: The New Horizons film series is a collection of recently released Italian films so new that they have not yet made it to United States theaters or streaming. These films deal with characters at different stages of life leaving home to explore new horizons and diverse parts of Italy, including the Friuli hills, the forests of Sicily, and roadways traversing the peninsula.

Sometimes the grass really is greener when the characters meet their destinations. Sometimes it is the journey itself that is transformative. In all cases, the characters in these films gain new perspectives on life as they set their sights on new horizons.

This is a rare opportunity to see these exclusive films in Santa Cruz. Don't miss out!

The November Film is:  Olimpia's Way (Acqua e anice). Directed by Corrado Ceron, 2022. (109 mins)


The great Stefania Sandrelli stars as 70-year-old Olimpia, a once-famous singer with a sharp eye and sharper tongue. Hiring a shy and awkward young woman, Maria, to be her driver, Olimpia puts her orchestra van back on the road and sets out on a journey through Italy to Switzerland, stopping along the way to visit the people who loved her and the places that made her a star. Along the way, Maria learns much more about Olimpia and herself. This witty, touching film tells an inspiring story about friendship, courage, and forgiveness.


All films in Italian with English subtitles.

Logan Walker, film lecturer from UCSC & Director of Programming, Santa Cruz Film Festival, will introduce and field questions about all films.

Street parking is free or you can pay for parking in the closest parking lot "L" near the Music and Theater buildings / pay at the kiosk machine.

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