Shooting the Mafia (15)
Wed 22 January @ 8:00 pm£7 – £10
Shooting the Mafia (15) – 2019, Ireland, 94 mins
Director: Kim Longinotto
In her 40s, Letizia Battaglia escaped her stuffy lifestyle to follow her passion as a photojournalist. She took a job at a Palermo-based newspaper documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia. ‘Shooting the Mafia’ is an inspiring account of a defiant woman who is willing to risk everything to tell the true story of the city she loves. The merit of the Irish director Kim Longinotto is that she chose a non- conventional way of bring on screen an extraordinary biography. The combination of a special subject and of an exciting way to make movies makes of ‘Shooting the Mafia’ a captivating film, which also enters in a polemic with the way the the Sicilian Mafia is presented on the screen. It’s a story we seem to know from films like ‘The Godfather’, but here we see it from another perspective.
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks at 7.00pm. Film at 8.00pm.