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Escape to Italy with dinner and a movie at the San Antonio Botanical Garden on Friday


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In her 2003 adaption of Frances Mayes’ memoir, Under the Tuscan Sun, director Audrey Wells takes viewers on a trip to Italy with Diane Lane in the driver’s seat as Mayes, a San Francisco writer who is starting a new life after being left by her husband.

After meeting a variety of different people in Italy, buying a villa in Tuscany and having an affair, Mayes learns what life is really like outside the confines of her marriage.

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is screening the rom-com this Friday as part of its Foodie Cinema series, an outdoor event complemented by an Italian-inspired dinner and cocktails.

$40.50-$45, 6:30 p.m., San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, (210) 536-1400,

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