Ciao a tutti!
Please find below the invitation for Italian Cine- and Conversation Clubs:
THE LAST screening of Cineclub Italiano is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm in AHB 3B15.
We will continue our journey through Italy with Giuseppe Mario Monicelli’s I compagni (The Organizer), 1963.
The screening will be in Italian with English subtitles.
You can watch the movie’s trailer here
We hope to see you all there!
You all are also invited to this Wednesday’s Italian conversation club,
from 2:30-4:00, join us in AHB 3R19 to practice some Italian, meet new people, and have some fun!
All levels of Italian are welcomed, so don’t be shy and come on by! Please come out, bring some friends (or just yourself) and be ready to have some fun!
See you there!
The “Memory on Screen” film series continues this Tuesday with “Il Generale Della Rovere”, masterfully directed by Roberto Rosselini, and starring Vittorio De Sica. Based on a short story by journalist and writer Indro Montanelli, this film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
“Il Generale Della Rovere” is about a petty thief who is arrested by the SS and in exchage for his life, accepts to impersonate a recently executed Italian military official, General Della Rovere, in order to gain the trust of partisan prisoners and gather important information on the Resistance organization.
This Tuesday, Cineclub Italiano will be screening “Il conformist.” The Conformist, a Bernando Bertolucci’s masterful adaptation of Albert Moravia’s novel by the same title, is a political and individual drama at the time of Fascist rule.
Marcello Clerici, a coward who spends his life accommodating others as a means of belonging, agrees to the Fascist government that he would kill a political refugee, also known as his college mentor…
Find out what happens this Tuesday at 8pm, in SEB 2202!
Set in Ferrara in the early 30’s, the film follows a group of friends, among them aristocratic Jews, whose lives are suddenly and drastically changed by the rising of fascism and the promulgation of the Italian Racial Laws.
Join us for this masterpiece of Italian cinema, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this Tuesday at 8pm, in SEB 2202.
The Italian Film Series is back with another exciting programming: Memory on Screen: Five Films on The Italian Resistance.
Moreover, this year the Cineclub Italiano will end with an international symposium entitled Re-Thinking Italian Resistance: Cinema, History, Literature, and Music, on March 20th, 2015.
Our first film, on Jan 27th, will be Vincere by renowned director Marco Bellocchio, the tormented love story between Benito Mussolini and his first wife Ida Dalser, at the onset of the dictator’s political career and his rise to power.
Official Trailer available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeaRJxJcp7E
Last, but not least, the Cineclub Italiano is made possible thanks to the invaluable assistance of Diana Johnston, (PhD Candidate, CompLit) and Massimiliano Aravecchia (PhD Candidate, French Studies).
Join us on selected Tuesdays, in SEB 2202 at 8 pm., and be part of another fascinating, insightful journey through Italian history and society!
Admission is free and all our screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles.
Vi aspettiamo numerosi!
Everyone is welcome!
Unfortunately, this Tuesday will be our last movie night of the 2014 year, but rest assure, Cineclub Italiano will be back again in 2015!
In the meantime, we would like to invite everyone to our final movie screening, Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice) directed by Luchino Visconti, 1971. In this film, the hardworking composer, Gustave Aschenbach, travels to Venice after a period of writers block in hopes of being liberated. While there, he becomes obsessed with a beautiful, adolescent boy named Tadzio. Although Aschenbach never talks to him, he becomes increasingly drawn to this boy. Unfortuently, during Aschednbach’s vacation, he, Tadzio and all the people of Venice, are succumb to the life threatening, cholera plague, adding a twist to the film’s plot.
This film will be screened on Tuesday, November 25th at 8pm in SEB 2202. It will be introduced by Andrea Privitera, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature. Check out this trailer for more information. Hope to see everyone there!