Films of Sophia Loren:
It Started in Naples

Tuesday, July 9  |  6:30PM
Jarvis Conservatory  |  Napa

It Started in Naples movie poster - starring Sophia Loren

©Paramount Pictures

It Started in Naples, directed by Melville Shavelson, 1960, 100 mins

Set in timelessly picturesque Rome, Naples, and Capri, this charming romantic comedy pairs Sophia Loren, as a cabaret dancer, and Clark Gable, as a grieving American, thrown together unexpectedly to navigate the custodianship of a spirited nine-year-old Neapolitan-American boy. Full of wit, whimsy, and lighthearted Italian songs, the film was one of Gable’s last.

$10 per guest



This film screening is a part of Maria Manetti Celebrates La Dolce Vita! honoring Sophia Loren.

Experience the timeless allure and unparalleled talent of one of the world’s most iconic movie stars. Renowned for seamlessly transitioning between major Hollywood productions and Italian cinema, Academy Award® winning actress Sophia Loren’s career has spanned seven decades. She became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles, starring alongside famed actors including Marcello Mastroianni, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. Festival Napa Valley celebrates the legendary star in a captivating showcase featuring three cinematic classics.



Jarvis Conservatory
Jarvis Conservatory
Utilizing a grant from the Jarvis family, the Conservatory began operation in downtown Napa in 1995, providing training and support for artists. The 220-seat Conservatory, described as a jewel of a theater and an acoustic marvel, is dedicated to serious art forms not often available in other places, and at the same time, art forms relating to the large Hispanic community of Napa.