CofC Italian film fest hosting 'Spaghetti Western Party'

Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival celebrates eighth year

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Promotional poster for Spaghetti Western Party. - PROVIDED
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Are you a bit of a cinephile? Have you got loads of film posters plastered on your walls? If so, you’re in luck — the College of Charleston’s Italian Film Festival will be hosting a screening of the classic Sergio Leone spaghetti western, Once Upon a Time in the West, Thurs. April 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The highly influential film — inspiring acclaimed filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino to Stanley Kubrick — centers on a complex revenge plot, as a treacherous railroad baron seeks vengeance on two hired hit men turned heroes. “It’s very well-loved in cinematic circles and general audiences,” says Nike Kern, one of the fest’s advisory board members. “The film’s aged very well, and is still very pertinent today.”

Attendees are also encouraged to wear their best western-themed clothing as part of the event’s costume contest, with the winner receiving free tickets to the festival. In addition to this, the event will also feature a silent auction as well as adult drinks, Italian and Mexican cuisine and plenty of music.

Advance tickets are $65 and $75 at the door. The event’s proceeds will go towards funding the film festival in the fall.

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