A Harry Potter Movie Marathon in English

Every Sunday through June 3: HARRY POTTER FILM FESTIVAL. Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r, Florence) in conjunction with Villa Bardini’s “Pinocchio, Harry Potter, Topolino, Heidi and Many More…” art exhibition. Admission is €5, with a reduced price of €4 for Villa Bardini exhibition ticketholders.

The Harry Potter film adaptations are based on J.K. Rowling’s incredibly popular seven book series about a young boy who discovers he is a wizard at the age of eleven. The series documents the hilarious, as well as not so hilarious, quandaries Harry and his friends get into as they attend the British school of magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Viewings are scheduled at 4 pm on the following Sundays: April 8, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; April 22, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; and April 29, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  Starting on May 13 will be the screening of the fifth, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, then on May 20 the sixth, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and finally on May 27 and June 3 will be the showing of part one and part two of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

At the same time, Villa Bardini is hosting a collection of illustrations from the archives of Salani Editore, a children’s publishing house, some of which contain the original art included in the Italian editions of the Harry Potter series.

For more information, read our article on the exhibition. (anna rosin)