Sunday, October 27, 2013   |   3:50 PM

Armando e la politica

Armando and Politics

  • Director: Chiara Malta (France, 2008)
  • Cast:
  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 73 minutes
  • Tickets: On Location
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation

“One fine day, Mr. Berlusconi entered the house of every Italian. Thinking back on it today, I think that there must have been some kind of trick, because the political party of the above-mentioned gentleman managed to penetrate some of the most unthinkable walls. By way of some kind of miracle, he even succeeded in getting through the walls of my house. Until that moment, my father was supreme loyalty incarnate to the values of social democracy. My father, who was an orphan, was <this>: took trips to Eastern Europe with the labor unions, party conventions, late night activist meetings, electoral campaigns, battling for workers’ rights, Avanti, the socialist daily, rolled under his arm, his pipe and Mondoperaio, the socialist journal about workers’ issues. The day Mr. Berlusconi knocked on the front door of every Italian household, Armando unexpectedly decided to let him in. He stood there with conviction, loyal as ever to his cause, but hopelessly alone on the enemy front lines. Telling this story was a risky and daring affair, a veritable obstacle course, because Armando denies the fact that those years of right-wing militant activism ever existed. This is why I had to use every last ounce of tenacity and imagination I had in order to reconstruct a story that no one really wanted to tell me about. Did this story ever really happen at all?”

Parking Information

The Central Library Downtown

330 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

The Central Library is the newest venue in town, having just been opened. SDIFF is among the first arts organizations to use this stunning venue, and we want you to know that access and parking are very easy here. Two large parking facilities  are available within a block of the venue.  Tailgate Park–immediately to the south, at Park and K. And just to the north of the Central Library is a parking structure, Padres Parkade at 440 11th Ave, San Diego  92101.  The Padres Parkade is just two blocks north of the Central Library, and Tailgate Park is just a block south.

The Birch North Park Theatre

San Diego Public Library
330 Park Blvd. at 11th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
T: (619) 236-5800


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