Cinema kingpin Nat Tobin celebrates 20 years of owning the Manlius Art Cinema,
135 E. Seneca St., Manlius, with art-house fans getting the sweet end
of the deal: free screenings of the 1988 Italian classic on Sunday,
April 1, 1 and 4:30 p.m. It’s the director’s cut of Guiseppe Tornatore’s autobiographical valentine to his post-World War II Sicilian youth, starring Philippe Noiret as the village’s movie projectionist and Salvatore Cascio as an impressionable kid. And while Tobin looks ahead to the future, Cinema Paradiso
features a new-to-the-millennium irony: Like the 35mm projectors that
are of crucial importance in the film itself, those reel-life gizmos
will soon be replaced as modern bijoux enter the digital-projection age.
For more information, dial 682-9817.