The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Italian Film Festival

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      From January 6 to 12, the Italian Film Festival takes over the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour).

      Presented by the Il Centro, Italian Cultural Centre, this year's festival features a blend of classic Italian cinema combined with several newer films.

      Cinemagoers can take in an opening-night gala with food from Il Centro, wine, and music by the Steve Kaldestad Trio, as well as a screening of Federico Fellini's film Roma.

      Other films on offer include They Call Me Jeeg, Viva Italia!, Assolo, Io e Lei, L'amore Molesto, Il Viaggio, Theatre of Life, La messa è finita, Le Mani sulla città, Accatone, Alaska, Splendor, and Indivisible.

      Tickets for the Italian Film Festival are available online.