First Impressions :: Our Sister City Taormina, Italy

First Impressions :: Our Sister City Taormina,ItalyIt’s a bird! It’s a plane! No wait, it’s Superman!

But really…It is Superman (Henry Cavill)…and Russell Crowe and Amy Adams! Just to name a few of the incredible actors, actresses, and directors who grace the stage of the Teatro Greco this week for the 59th Annual Taormina Film Festival!

All week the Teatro Greco will be showing incredible films under the moonlight. What’s more the tickets are beyond affordable, making the films accessible to everyone from students to stars. After 59 years of honoring the art that is film and cinema, the Taormina Film Festival still maintains it’s prestigious reputation, and is absolutely an extraordinary event that should not be missed!

As if the phenomenal panorama and history oozing out of the ruins isn’t reason enough to go to the Teatro Greco, Saturday evening I was blessed with the opportunity to revisit the site and attend the Italian premier of the new Zack Snyder film, Man of Steel.

After a lovely speech (in Italian) by the always handsome and ever so talented Russell Crowe, newly elected mayor of Taormina, Eligio Giardina, presented the star with the Taormina Arte award. With true Sicilian enthusiasm, the stars were welcomed with booming cheers and applause. Even throughout the film the crowd couldn’t contain their excitement and following each battle the theater exploded with cheers rooting for Superman!

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