Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema

Join host Jonathan Demme for a wild ride through the cinematic past.

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Set on and around a summer tourist island off the coast of Sicily, Terraferma tells the story of two struggling yet disparate families whose members become fatefully intertwined. A well-intentioned but illegal rescue of immigrant ‘boat people’ forces the individuals of the indigenous family to choose between their economic survival and doing the right thing. In the process, both families are slowly torn apart as they come to grips with the harsh reality and consequences of their actions. 

Reel Talk with series host Jonathan Demme following the screening. 

Emanuele Crialese. 2011. 88 m. NR. Italy, Italian.

Sun. Sept 20   5:00 PM

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)