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Explore the World of Italian American Artisans in Men of the Cloth

(Aug 29, 2014)

Men of the Cloth is an inspiring portrait of three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system in the twilight of their career. The film features U.S. tailors Nino Corvato and Joe Centofanti (who both work as traditional custom tailors) and Checchino Fonticoli, who spends his entire career at Brioni, the luxury clothing firm based in Italy. These artisans possess skills honed over the course of a lifetime, and create clothing that’s as beautiful inside as it is outside. Filmed over the course of eleven years, Men of the Cloth reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion.


Wednesday October 1st at 7 PM
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (purchase tickets in advance)
824 W. Lancaster Avenue (Morton Rd.) -- Bryn Mawr, PA
(Advance tickets at the box office: 610-527-9898 or at www.BrynMawrFilm.org. For discounted group ticket sales, contact Valerie Temple at 610-527-4008 x109)

Director Vicki Vasilopoulos will participate in a post-screening Q & A on Wednesday with special guests Helen Centofanti Peatross and master tailors Luigi Russo and Dino DiPrinzio of Centofanti Tailors in Ardmore.

Tuesday October 14th at 7 PM
West End Cinema (purchase tickets in advance)
23rd Street NW (between M and N) -- Washington, DC
(Advance tickets at the box office: 202-439-3456 or at www.WestEndCinema.com)

Director Vicki Vasilopoulos will participate in a post-screening Q & A with special guests Sofio Barone, founder and head designer at Sofio's Custom Clothiers and Tailors in Tysons Corner, VA and moderated by Grant Harris, blogger and founder of the DC-based menswear consultancy Image Granted.