To Die for Tano

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To Die for Tano

  1. Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film To Die For Tano
A groundbreaking movie musical about the Sicilian Mafia, To Die For Tano tells the true story of Tano Guarrasi, a Mafia man of honor who was gunned down in his butcher shop during the bloody 1988 Mafia war. During his life, his terrible jealousy doomed his 4 sisters to spinsterhood. After his death, Tano’s sisters were liberated to pursue their dreams but his spirit continued to haunt them. Tano’s story is told by his various friends and family through song, dance and recollections. The soundtrack is by famed Neapolitan composer Nino D’Angelo. In Italian language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)


Director Roberta Torre is scheduled to be present.


The screening is part of the Fourth Annual Film Symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema with Filmmaker Roberta Torre is presented by Indiana University’s Department of French and Italian. Support comes from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of French & Italian, Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund, Olga Ragusa Fund for the Study of Modern Italian Literature & Culture, College Arts & Humanities Institute, Provost Lauren Robel, J.D., and Indiana University Cinema.