Move intended to boost immigrant tale in U.S.
Martin Scorsese is putting his name on Miramax’s Italian import “Golden Door.”
Emanuele Crialese’s tale of Sicilian immigrants to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century opens May 25 in Gotham and June 1 in L.A.
It also kicks off the San Francisco Film Festival later this month.
Scorsese will be credited as a presenter and will be featured in the film’s marketing materials. He’ll also introduce the movie at a Tribeca Film Festival screening next week.
Move is part of a campaign by the Disney division to gain awareness for a pic that, though it features European celebs like Charlotte Gainsbourg, has no stars who would resonate widely in the U.S.
“Golden Door,” known as “Nuovomondo” in Italy, was that country’s official entry in the foreign-language Oscar race this year.
Crialese is also the helmer behind Sony Pictures Classics’ Cannes winner “Respiro.”
Scorsese has presented a number of films, including previous Miramax release “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and Russell Crowe starrer “Rough Magic.”