ImageOut is kicking the year off on a high note with a "Best of the Festival" screening of Loose Cannons (Mine vaganti), our 2011 Audience Award winner for Best Independent Narrative Feature.
A hilarious comedy of manners, Loose Cannons revolves around Tommaso, the youngest son of the wealthy Cantone family, proprietors of a successful pasta factory in Lecce, Italy. Tomasso has returned home in the wake of news that his father has finally decided to retire and is prepared to hand over control of the factory to him and his older brother, Antonio. Never desiring to have any part of the family legacy, Tomasso has readied an exit strategy for himself: he’ll come out to the entire family over dinner, ensuring his conservative father will shut him out of the business entirely. But before Tomasso gets a chance to deliver his well-rehearsed speech, Antonio throws a wrench into the works by dropping a bombshell of his own, revealing to the family that he’s gay. In an instant, Tomasso’s worst nightmare comes true as he is made the new factory boss. Chaos (and many laughs) ensue as the reluctantly dutiful son tries everything in his power to get out of his familial responsibilities.
Loose Cannons will be preceded by I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho), this year’s Audience Award winner for Best Independent Short Film. Probably the sweetest and most charming short we’ve ever shown, I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone is a tender love story about Leonardo, a blind school boy who falls for the new boy in class, failing to realize that his closest friend, Giovana, has long been harboring feelings for him.
If you missed our Closing Night presentation of Loose Cannons or I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone when it screened as part of our men’s shorts program, Happy Endings, now is your chance to enjoy them as they were meant to be seen. Bring along a friend or two and share the best of what ImageOut has to offer.
I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone and Loose Cannons will screen on February 23 at 6:30 at the Cinema Theater. Tickets are $8 and will be on sale at the door.