NEWS RELEASE

January 15, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico Italian Film Festival is back for a second year in Albuquerque, February 10-17, all to benefit the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital.

The 2008 festival will present a series of classic Italian films, blended with more contemporary and new films never before seen in New Mexico.

Italian food, wine and special musical entertainment will also be featured.

Screenings and events will take place at the KiMO Theater, Lobo Theater, Guild Cinema, Embassy Suites Hotel ballroom and other venues throughout Albuquerque.

Last year the event raised $25,000 to help purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the UNM Children’s Hospital.

Tickets for all showings and events are now on sale through the Italian film festival’s web site and at all Border’s locations in Albuquerque.

For more information or to sign up to be a volunteer during the festival visitwww.italianfilmfest.orgor call (505) 277-5625.


Contact: Lauren Cruse, 272-3322