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August 29, 2018

San Diego Italian Film Festival presents Paolo​ ​Fresu — Il tempo di un viaggio (Paolo Fresu — A Jazz Journey)

San Diego— The eighth annual San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) announces a screening of Il tempo di un viaggio, a close encounter with Paolo Fresu, composer, jazz trumpet player,  and flicornist of extraordinary and widely recognized talent. The film is a journey inside  Fresu’s world, from the attachment to his native Sardinia to his first musical ventures,  from his passion for Miles Davis to his formative stay in Paris, and from collaborations with musicians of every nationality and extraction to the cinema and theatrical experiences with Ermanno Olmi or Stefano Benni.

Paolo Fresu — Il tempo di un viaggio with introduction by music director Rosario Monetti and video from Paolo Fresu

Live! Prior to the film screening, jazz singers Giovanna Gattuso and Valentina  Ranalli and pianist Jim Bianchi will perform a tribute to Paolo Fresu.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 Jazz performance at 7:30 pm Film begins at 8:00 pm

Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, San Diego 
Tickets: $12 General Admission; $8 Members, Students & Active Military 
Available online or at the door

“The journey of the title of this film is the one in music, understood as a passion that runs parallel to the beating of the heart, as if it were an alternative way of breathing or being in the world,” says San Diego Italian Film Festival Music Producer Rosario Monetti. “It is not by chance that the montage takes on a deliberately jazzy rhythm, relaxed in its  alternating before and after, thus escaping the chronological line cage through several  interviews and staging and poetic sequences.”

In his portrait, director Roberto Minini-Meròt collects statements from Fresu’s friends,  fellow musicians, and artists who have worked and worked with the trumpet player,  nurturing the secret ambition to deliver this tribute. The goal is not only to portray a  specific musician but to describe that fascinating bond that connects man to the most universal language of any other—the music.

About the San Diego Italian Film Festival Now celebrating its twelfth season, the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has made its mark on the local landscape, becoming among the most beloved film festivals San Diego has to offer. Each year it brings the passion, love, comedy, despair, and hope of the best of Italian film to San Diego, affording audiences the opportunity to learn about Italian film from scholars and directors who continue to influence filmmaking throughout the world.

The San Diego Italian Film Festival is about more than just movies—it is about identity,  history, and a shared appreciation of Italian culture and great cinema. In a word, it is about community, a place for a diverse audience of film lovers and those who appreciate  Italian culture. Movies or events such as CineCucina or Dine on the Docks are presented year-round, celebrating Italian film and cuisine.

San Diego Italian Film Festival 
Victor Laruccia, Executive Director 
325 W. Washington St. #2100, San Diego, CA 92103

Media contact: Stephanie Thompson Communications, 619-840-7353