16 Nov movie screening: hopeful notes
On Friday November 15th Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the Windmill library proudly presented Hopeful Notes, an uplifting and inspirational drama by talented Italian director Valerio Zanoli. Winner of the first prize at the International Social Commitment Awards at the Venice Film Festival in 2013, Hopeful Notes tells the story of Alex, an Italian engineer employed in Russia, who accidentally crosses path and becomes good friend with Dima, a hospital bound child stricken with terminal cancer. When introduced to the other children of the ward, Alex starts volunteering at the hospital, where he soon realizes the struggles that terminally ill children face everyday. This gives him the opportunity to provide hope for those who desperately need it.
The screening was preceded by an award ceremony for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital major benefactors, introduced by special guest director Valerio Zanoli and actor Colin Ross. During the ceremony Casa Italiana issued a check for $6000 to St Jude Children Research Hospital. The funds were the proceeds the fundraiser dinner held on Monday November 11th.