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Italian Cinema: Yesterday & Today

Monday|October 16, 2017|7:30pm - 9:00pm
Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building


Film expert Max Alvarez will discuss the historical background of Italian cinema, major filmmakers and the great Cinecitta studio.  

This talk will kick of the Italian Film Festival. 

List of Events:

Tuesday, October 17 @ 12:30 pm

 Mediterranea  (R,1h 47min)

Two African migrants face hostility and violence as they try to make better lives for themselves in Italy.

Wednesday, October 18 @ 7:30 pm

Ginger and Fred  (PG-13, 2h 5min)

Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show.

Thursday, October 19 @12:30 pm

Conformist (R, 1h 53min)

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Friday, October 20 @ 12:30 pm

Human Capital  (Unrated, 1h 15 min)

The destinies of two families become irrevocably intertwined after a cyclist is forced off the road by a Jeep before Christmas.


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