Passione: A Musical Adventure

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 2, 2011 9:30 AM |

In addition to his role in the latest Transformers blockbuster opening this week, actor-director John Turturro offers Passione: A Musical Adventure, a documentary celebrating the passionate music of Naples, Italy. Journalist Federico Vaccalabre, cinematographer Marco Pontecorvo and editor Simona Paggi assisted the Italian-American Turturro in telling the stories of the capricious Italian port city through songs by Neapolitan artists. The songs offer emotional postcards of a city and culture influenced by the Greeks, Arabs, French, Spanish, Normans and Americans in addition to its Italian baseline. Now playing at the West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. Call 202-419-FILM or visit

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