THE SICILIAN GIRL is an Italian drama based on true events – Teenage Girl Breaks Mafia’s Code of Silence…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Music Box Films presents THE SICILIAN GIRL private screening Sept 7, 2010 at Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles…

THE SICILIAN GIRL is an Italian drama based on true events – Teenage Girl Breaks Mafia’s Code of Silence… THE SICILIAN GIRL is a fictionalized account based on the life and journals of Rita Atria, the determined 17-year-old daughter of a slain mob boss. Too young and powerless to take immediate revenge, she began keeping detailed notes of the crimes she saw. In 1991, during a period when the Mafia was under increasing pressure from the Italian judicial system, Rita gives evidence to famed anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino against the “family business.” Sicilian native Veronica D’Agostino (Respiro) gives a compelling performance as the impetuous heroine, consumed by rage and grief. Gérard Jugnot (The Chorus) plays the thoughtful, hard-nosed chief prosecutor of Palermo, who has his hands full with the mercurial Rita. Both of them are constantly at deadly risk from the seemingly all-powerful mob. Like the recent hit Gomorrah, this film shows organized crime’s pervasive grip on the country, but is told from a more personal perspective. A native of Sicily, writer/director Marco Amenta has directed several documentaries about the Sicilian Mafia.
“**** (Four Stars)! An enlightening factual and atmospheric account of large-scale corruption and individual courage – Sunday Times (Australia)

“**** (Four Stars)! Highly recommended. Engrossing. As entertaining as any Hollywood Thriller.” – The Dominion Post (New Zealand)

Read the story on director Marco Amenta on indieWIRE:
http://www.indiewire.com/article/futures_the_sicilian_girl_director_marco_amenta/pem

The film’s running time is 110 minutes; it is not rated.
In Italian; fully subtitled in English. Digital images are available at:
http://www.musicboxfilms.com/the-sicilian-girl

Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/IIC_Losangeles
1023 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Time: Press/Media arrivals begin at 5:45pm
Red carpet arrivals 6:00 – 6:30pm
Pre-screening starts at 7:00pm

Details: Pre-screening
9:00- Q&A
9.30 –11:30 After Party

Event Logistics And Design:
Bella Notte Events
Viviana Salvia
(951) 217-1028
Email: viviana@bellanotteevents.com

For Press/Media/RSVP:
Extreme Public Relations
Misty Griffey
(323) 570-1328
Email: mistyepr@gmail.com

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