The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will be showing the 2011 movie The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne) by Gianni Di Gregorio on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Italian Cultural Center located at 56 Margaret Street, Springfield. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the film begins at 6:30 pm. Price of admission is $5.00 for non-members and members are admitted for free. Moviegoers are given a choice of beverage and snack. The movie is in Italian with English subtitles.
In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 hit Mid-August Lunch, writer, director, actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy with a dash of bittersweet. In The Salt of Life, Gianni plays a middle-aged retiree who has become invisible to all the women of Rome, regardless of age or relation. He contends with an aristocratic, spendthrift mother, a wife who is more of a patronizing friend than a romantic partner; a daughter with a slacker boyfriend whom Gianni unwillingly befriends; and a wild young neighbor who sees him merely as a dog walker. Watching his codger friends snare beautiful young mistresses on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life – with both hilarious and poignant results.