An historic collection
For our 35th Anniversary, Le Arti della Festa has been replaced with a never before-seen collection of “35 Years of Italian Festival Posters” underwritten by a grant from King County’s 4-Culture. They will be exhibited at the top of the stairs on the Main Floor of the Armory.
Movies of Interest
Luciano is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian village. His life becomes undone by alcohol, forbidden love, and a bitter conflict with the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. When the quarrel escalates, Luciano is exiled to the distant Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way toward redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.
World Premiere: 2021 Cannes Film Festival
Directed by Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis. In theaters starting Spring 2022.
Showing at Seattle’s Grand Illusion cinema May 13-19, 2022. Tickets available.
Books of Interest
The book details the author’s Italian family who left their remote mountain village of Gorfigliano in the early 20th century and settled in Yacolt, Wash., where they faced many challenges: hard work, illness, and the threat of internment during World War II.
Beverly Paladeni Riter
Fonzaso, Italy, between two wars – The daughter of a strong-willed midwife falls for a local boy emigrating to America. As Mussolini’s fascists and Hitler’s Nazis threaten to destroy their love forever, she must learn to survive and face a war alone.
Jennifer Anton is an American/Italian dual citizen born in Joliet, Illinois and now lives between London and Lake Como, Italy. A proud advocate for women’s rights and equality, she hopes to rescue women’s stories from history, starting with her Italian family.
Would you like to have your Italian winery listed on our web site?
As a major Italian-American cultural festival based in Seattle USA we’re also developing an on-line display of art about Italy and… wine is an art! There will be a special section just for Italian wineries where visitors can learn about you, visit your web site and perhaps plan to visit in person. Please send us your very best photo along with the name of your Italian winery and your web site link to: leArti@FestaSeattle.com