Events, Fashion

(Nov. 8, 2017) Academy of Art University to Co-present Documentary Tribute to Franca Sozzani

The School of Fashion at Academy of Art University will co-present the Documentary Tribute to Franca Sozzani, the late editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, at the Pre-Opening of New Italian Cinema festival, Wednesday, November 8, 3:45 pm at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco).

Join the Academy for the documentary screening followed by a discussion and Q&A with Simon Ungless, the Executive Director of the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University, and Tony Bravo, Style Writer at San Francisco Chronicle and SF Gate. In addition, there will be an installation of select pieces from the collections of Academy of Art University recent graduates Nina Hui, Jiran Xia and Laura Hidaka.


Directed by Francesco Carrozzini
Ticket & Party Info
Film Only: $10 
Film & Prosecco Reception in the Castro Mezzanine after the screening, 5:30-6:30 pm: $18 (must be 21 or older for the reception).

The Pre-Opening Documentary Tribute to Franca Sozzani, FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION, screened to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. Director Francesco Carrozzini creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor of Vogue Italia. Sozzani was known for exploring taboo subjects, championing models of color, and giving photographers creative control. From the ridiculous to the sublime, her astonishing but often controversial magazine covers broke the rules and set the bar high for fashion. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann, and Courtney Love, this love letter from a son to his mother gives us a glimpse into Sozzani’s creative process.

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) and New Italian Cinema Events of Florence, Italy present New Italian Cinema, November 8 -12, 2017. The festival opens on Wednesday, November 8 at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street in San Francisco and then continues Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12 at the Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento Street in San Francisco.

Celebrating its 21st year in San Francisco, this annual presentation of dynamic cinema will bring Italy’s newest directors and the country’s veteran filmmakers to Bay Area audiences, who will have an opportunity to experience the richness of Italy’s cinematic treasures.

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