FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Sicilian Girl Los Angeles premiere opens at Nuart Theatre…

Italian Drama Based on True Events – Teenage Girl Breaks Mafia’s Code of Silence.

Music Box Films presents THE SICILIAN GIRL opening Sept 10, 2010 at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for a one-week engagement.

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

Showtimes:
9/11/10: 9:30-10pm Q&A – Marco Amenta (writer/director)

This kicks off an exclusive one-week showing from Friday September 10 through Thursday September 16, 2010. Show times: Fri- Sun at 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 & 10:00; Mon- Thu at 5:00, 7:30 & 10:00

Location: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre is at 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, in West Los Angeles. Program information: 310-281-8223; www.landmarktheatres.com

For Press/Media:
Extreme Public Relations
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Event Logistics And Design:
Bella Notte Events
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Email: viviana@bellanotteevents.com
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