Please note: John Turturro had been invited to attend, but because of professional obligations he will not be here for any screenings of the film.
"A brilliant actor in film, theater, and television, John Turturro is a man whose talents are fueled by an unquenchable zest for life. He describes Passione as 'a musical adventure that comes directly out of the people and the volcanic land they inhabit. Conjuring ancient stories and myths that still live—of love, sex, jealousy, and social protest—each song is a small screenplay, an emotional postcard. I tried to see if I could understand in a small way, a little bit of the soul of the city, while at the same time killing clichés about it. There are places you go and once is enough. Then, there’s Napoli.' Passione features Turturro together with an elite ensemble cast of musicians including Avion Travel, Massimo Ranieri, Lina Sastri, M’barka Ben Taleb, Gennaro Cosmo Parlato, Peppe Barra, Angela Luce, Max Casella, Raiz, James Senese, Fiorello, Pino Daniele, and others."
Cosponsored by the Houston Cinema Arts Society.