La Dolce Vita Social and Silent Auction to Support the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival
CHARLESTON, SC March 19, 2013 – “La Dolce Vita” Social and Silent Auction, to benefit Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013. at the Halsey Gallery, Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts on the College of Charleston campus.
“La Dolce Vita” represents the glamorous lifestyle of 50s and 60s Italian movie stars, made famous by Marcello Mastroianni in the film of the same title and gloriously revisited on screen by such stars Gina Lollobrigida, Anna Magnani, Monica Vitti, and Sophia Loren.
La Dolce Vita Social and Silent Auction will include delectable appetizers and prosecco, Italy’s famed sparkling white wine.
A special musical performance of Italian and Neapolitan songs will be offered by Post and Courier arts writer and singer Adam Parker and local piano star Micah McLaurin.
Up for auction are gift cards, specialty baskets, items from Benetton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Roberto Coin, an original antique art print from Umbria, Italy, courtesy of the Hidden Countship, and more. Guests should arrive early for festival ticket giveaways!
All proceeds from the auction will benefit Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, which will be held this November at the Sottile Theatre.
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
WHERE: Halsey Gallery, 161 Calhoun St, Charleston, S.C. 29424
COST: $30, free for members. Tickets will be sold at the door.
DRESS: Dressy-casual or theme attire. Guests are encouraged to wear vintage glamour to be eligible for free tickets to the festival this fall.
Parking is available at one of the three city garages nearby.
- St. Philip Street Garage located on St. Philip St. between Vanderhorst and Calhoun
- George St. Garage located on St. Philip St. between George St. and Liberty St.
- Wentworth St. Garage located at the corner of Wentworth St. and St. Philip St.
Nuovo Cinema Italiano, an annual four-day festival celebrating Italian film and culture, is presented by the Italian Studies Program at the College of Charleston and will take place at the historic Sottile Theatre in downtown Charleston November 7-10, 2013.