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The Italian-American community in cinema celebrated in Washington

S.E. l’Amb. Mariangela Zappia e il protagonista Tony Lo Bianco

The Embassy of Italy and the Middleburg Film Festival organized an evening in Washington celebrating the Italian-American community’s success in film, with a reception and the screening of producer and director Ray Romano’s feature film Somewhere in Queens, a comedy about a family at the heart of the Italian-American community in Queens, New York.

“A simple but meaningful story, which highlights the authenticity of an Italian-American family” emphasized Ambassador Zappia at the opening of the event at Cafe Milano in Georgetown, in the heart of Washington, followed by the screening at the AMC Theatre.

Protagonist Tony Lo Bianco (son of Sicilian immigrants and spokesperson for the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America), Susan Koch (Executive Director of the Middleburg Film Festival), and Sheila C. Johnson (Founder and Chair of the Middleburg Film Festival), as well as producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, attended the event among others. A Q&A session wrapped up the preview.

The film will be in U.S. movie theaters from April 21st this year.