MODERNO ITALIANO FESTIVAL

October 4th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012
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Celebrate Italian design, film, and food at the new and improved MODERNO ITALIANO FESTIVAL founded by HOT ITALIAN.

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Celebrate Italian design, film, and food at the new and improved MODERNO ITALIANO FESTIVAL founded by HOT ITALIAN.

The three-day event opened Thursday, Oct. 4th in the East Bay at the Public Market Emeryville with FIAT 500 test drives and a bike-in movie theater, screening a new Italian film. Friday night features an Italian bike display before the film at Fremont Park in Midtown, and Saturday night enjoy tastings by Corto Olive Oil and Galbani Cheese and a Italian lighting and furniture installation prior to heading over to the park! Movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs, and may purchase pizza, panini, and salads with beverages to-go at HOT ITALIAN prior to the films. Free bike and scooter parking is available.

2012 Moderno Italiano Film Festival

The 2012 festival included an Italian design installation curated by Lumens Light + Living featuring Alessi, Kartell, and Foscarini furniture, lighting, and accessories. Other design elements included the FIAT 500 street team complete with a photo booth and test drives from McKevitt FIAT, an Italian bicycle display by IKON Cycles, and a Ducati and Vespa showcase by A&S Powersports.

The “Mangia Bevi Mercato” offered Italian cheese, wine, and beer tastings including Galbani and Un Po Pazzo cheeses, Baci chocolates, Peroni beer and various Italian wines, as well as locally-made products in the Italian-style, such as Fra’ Mani salumi and Corto Olive Oil.

The outdoor, bike-in theater featured three award-winning Italian films: Gianni e le Donne (The Salt of Life), Benvenuti Al Sud (Welcome to the South), and La Doppia Ora (The Double Hour)

The 2012 MODERNO ITALIANO FESTIVAL was presented by HOT ITALIAN, PERONI, FIAT, Baci, 7X7 Magazine, sactown magazine, and Capital Public Radio.