Stars Align for Canadian Premiere of Italian Film Briciole Sul Mare

World-Class Music Galas Starring The Platters® and Multiple Italian Recording Artists Planned

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ -- The critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film Briciole Sul Mare will make its Canadian debut in Toronto on Oct. 23 as part of the Canadian leg of Rocambolesco-Spectaculare! An Evening Celebration of Joy, Family and Tradition! — a cultural experience that features the film premiere, world-class performances from recording artists The Platters® and culinary treats from celebrity chefs and TV personalities "The Princess of Prince Street" Dana Gallo Strayton and Mike Fucci. Stops in Toronto and, two days later, in Montreal (Oct. 25) will wrap up the film's 12-city North American tour.

Briciole Sul Mare tells the story of a fisherman living in the south of Italy whose regular fishing trip takes an unexpected turn when he falls asleep. During his slumber, he drifts south to the waters of beautiful, sunny Sicily. There, he meets many new people, including Salvo, a young man who finds himself in a whirlwind of romance, family drama and legal trouble — all of which could completely alter his future. The film is full of dramatic and comical waves that rise and fall so unexpectedly that any avid roller coaster rider would be envious.

The Platters will highlight music galas following the premiere screenings of Briciole Sul Mare, performing their classic hits (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Only You, Great Pretender, My Prayer, etc.). In addition to performances by The Platters, Italian recording artist and Briciole film star Walter Nestola with Paola Gruppuso (from Italy's RAI-TV's The Voice) will perform their songs from the official motion picture soundtrack, and Canadians will get a taste of Italy's hottest new musical recording artists, including an introduction to rising star Amato Scarpellino.

Historically significant to the American soundtrack, The Platters­ — American Rock & Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Halls of Fame inductees — have broken down numerous racial, gender and cultural barriers throughout the years. While Elvis was rocking here in the States, The Platters were over in Europe becoming the first African American music group to reach super-stardom abroad. Because of their rich history performing throughout Europe on their way to becoming cultural icons, it is only fitting that they return the hospitality and welcome some of Italy's top, young talent to the U.S. to join in the celebration at Rocambolesco-Spectaculare! An Evening Celebration of Joy, Family and Tradition!

Additional information and tickets to Rocambolesco-Spectaculare! An Evening Celebration of Joy, Family and Tradition! are now available at

Proceeds will benefit, in part, Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.) — a non-profit educational and professional organization that promotes Italian language and culture in public and private schools. They also will benefit the Infant Jesus Hospital in Rome and Gaslini Hospital in Genoa — both medical facilities dedicated to the care of critically ill children.

For more information, please contact:

Gina DeRossi
T: +1 518 786 6488

Photo -

SOURCE Balboni Communications Group, LLC

For further information: Gina DeRossi, Cell: +1 518 332 4988,

Organization Profile

Balboni Communications Group, LLC

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890