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Cuomo Will Visit Pelham For Advanced 'Italian Americans' Screening

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit The Picture House for an advanced film screening of "The Italian Americans."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit The Picture House for an advanced film screening of "The Italian Americans." Photo Credit: File

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an appearance at The Picture House for an advanced screening of "The Italian Americans," a new film for PBS on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will follow at 7 p.m. After the screening, there will be a discussion at 8 p.m.

"The Italian Americans," narrated by acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci, explores the evolution of Italian-Americans from the late 19th century to today, from “outsiders” once viewed with suspicion and mistrust to some of the most prominent leaders of business, politics and the arts today.

Award-winning writer/producer John Maggio ("Billy The Kid," "Boy in the Bubble") presents in the two-part, four-hour series a portrait of Italian-American life that includes interviews with Tony Bennett, John Turturro, Gay Talese, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, among others. "The Italian Americans" peels away myths and stereotypes to reveal a world uniquely Italian and uniquely American.

"The Italian Americans" premieres Tuesdays, Feb. 17 and 24, from 9-11 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide.

The event is open to the public, admission free, but reservations are required. Visit www.thepicturehouse.org or email specialevents@thepicturehouse.org.

This event is sponsored by The National Italian American Foundation and WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital.

The Picture House is at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.

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