• Cinema on the Shore

  • Fri, 10-05-2019 at 18:00
  • Custom Lane
    1 Customs Wharf
    EH6 6AL Edinburgh
Cinema on the Shore - Custom Lane - Edinburgh

Join us for an talian-inspired evening of cinema, pizza, and beverages at Custom Lane, Leith Shore. Doors will open at 6 pm. Come early to enjoy the wood-fired pizza made to order, aperitivo-style cocktails, and enjoy some live Italian music and Italian short films.A programme of short films will be running in the event space at Custom Lane from 6-8pm while our pop-up pizza kitchen partners, Tenement Pizzeria, will make delcious pizzas with local-based ingredients (vegan options as well), and we'll whip up some of Italy's finest apertivo cocktails such as the Aperol Spritz and Negroni.The entry to the event is free but we will be asking for a £2 suggested donation at the door. We've alloted some tickets here online as well by donation (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cinema-on-the-shore-an-evening-of-italian-cinema-pizza-and-cocktails-tickets-60679885170). However, in any case, make sure you come early enough as pizza and drinks will be available from 6-9pm, and there are no reserved seats, so come early for all to get a spot!And live Italian music by Simone Caffari!Our feature film, CINEMA PARADISO (1988), will start promptly at 9 pm. CINEMA PARADISO, the winner of the Academy Award for best foreign language film, and an Italian cinema classic, follows the story of a young boy in post-war Sicily, growing up with an undying love for film and cinema. The film, deemed a celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies, comes further enhanced with a score by the legendary composer Ennio Morricone. Pasquale Iannone of the Italian Film Festival, will give a short introduction to the film. The short film selection for the night offer new perspectives to Italian contemporary culture, with localities ranging from Italian countryside to the outskirts of Rome and brings together stories about gas station valets to the bittersweet shortcomings of superstitious funeral directors. Cinema on the Shore is produced by Cinetopia Edinburgh (a voluntary-led film society and organisation) in partnership with Everyone and Us, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, INDY cinema, and Tenement Pizzeria. The event is in partnership with The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK. Special thanks to Carlo Pirozzi from the University of Edinburgh and Pasquale Iannone of the Italian Film Festival, for their participation and support in this event.