Food and fun to be featured at film party
Food and fun to be featured at film partyMarch 16, 2009Christine Fawcett-Shapiroinfo@syrfilm.com
Can’t travel to Italy for pasta? Then do the next best thing and spend the evening with Rita Grimaldi and Italian cinematographer Stefano Coletta. On Sunday, March 22, Grimaldi’s Luna Park Restaurant, 6430 Yorktown Circle, East Syracuse, will feature a special dinner-“Utica greens,” chicken scamardo, gelato and more-prepared in honor of Coletta, who is currently a visiting artist in the film program of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Grimaldi is sponsoring the event to benefit the 2009 Syracuse International Film Festival. In addition to specialty cuisine and an Italian cinematographer, the evening will feature sneak previews of 2009 festival films and Italian songs by Syracuse Opera bass-baritone Tom Anzalone.
Coletta arrived from Rome, Italy, on Feb. 28 and is leading a cinematography workshop for SU filmmaking students until the end of March, when he returns to Rome and his filmmaking career. Coletta teaches at The University of Bologna (Hypermedia University) and has worked throughout the world on more than 30 feature-length films.
Tickets-$50 each-are limited and can be reserved by calling SYRFILMFEST at (315) 443-8826.