The One Hundred Steps


September 5, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

What’s more dangerous in Sicily, joining the Communists or opposing your family’s own mafia?

Experience the stunning landscape of southern Italy which masks an environment turmoiled by a struggling and violent political discourse. The award winning story, cast, costumes, and scenery of Giordana’s film will push you to pick a side in this family’s story.

Director: Marco Trullio Giordana, run time: 106 min, origin: Italy.


Marco Tullio Giordana’s film I Cento Passi (The One Hundred Steps), chronicles the often hidden tensions of a mafioso family. After his childhood is ruined by an attack of an opposing family, Peppino Impastato’s life is changed. He becomes a political activist in his Sicilian hometown working against his own Impastato family. As a member of the Communist Party, Peppino works to expose how the cruelties and unfair practices of the mafia only benefit a chosen few. In this true story of the 100 steps between the Impastato house and the mafia boss to which his family answers, Peppino’s life becomes a matter of life and death.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; on first come, first served basis. RSVP required: register online at eventbrite.

Organized by: Czech Center NY