CJNU are proud to partner with the producers of the independent movie, The Road to the Lemon Grove, ahead of its Winnipeg premiere on Friday August 30th at the Scotiabank Theatre, Cineplex Polo Park. The film will then have a limited run at Polo Park until September 5th. Don’t miss out – get your tickets online now by checking out the movie’s website!
The Road to the Lemon Grove is a heartwarming comedy about a deceased Sicilian father trying to negotiate his way into heaven – but the only way in is to first go back and repair his relationship with his reluctant son, get him to reunite their feuding family and help all find love in places they never imagined. From contemptuous family battles to joyous reconnections with our cultural and linguistic past, we experience the soul of Siciliy in the journey of a lifetime.
Starring Burt Young (Rocky), Nick Mancuso (Ticket to Heaven), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy’s Prima Ballerina), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian “Spalding Grey”), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist) and Tomaso Sanelli (Titans). The film is a humorous yet touching look at the loss of culture and identity that can only be rekindled by reconnecting with the heart of who we are.
To celebrate the move, CJNU presents a special programme on Tuesday August 27th – as we look at the film, its stars, producers, and the great musical sounds of Italy. Join Tom Dercola live from 1-3:30pm, or listen again via the CJNU Archives.
You can also check out the movie trailer below!