Wed, May 17|
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Antologia del cinema italiano: Anthology of Italian Cinema Presented By Professor Joseph Spedaliere
Presented by Professor Joseph Spedaliere, the Antologia del cinema italiano lecture/film-viewing/discussion series will shine a light on the golden age of Italy’s greatest contribution to cinema, il Neorealismo of the 1940s and the postwar period.
Time & Location
May 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
About the event
*This is a 4 part Italian Film Study Course (April 19, May 3, 17, 31). Registration fee includes all four films/classes, coffee and wine. Classes may not be purchased separately.
Starting with the innumerable contributions of the pre-Christian Etruscan and Latin civilizations, Italy has made – and continues to make – its indelible mark on world culture. Influencing almost every sector of human development and expression, the Italian genius is ubiquitously evident. With its incomparable heritage of millennial artistic splendor, early 20th Century Italy was destined to add even greater glory to its cultural patrimony. Through its innovative contributions to the newborn medium of movie-making, Italian directors, screenwriters, actors, technicians, et al. were able to elevate the moving picture to an art form admired and imitated throughout the world.
Among the films to be viewed, analyzed, and discussed:
- Roma, città aperta, Roberto Rossellini, (1945)
- Sciuscià, (1946)
- Ladri di biciclette of Vittorio De Sica, (1948)
- Riso amaro, Giuseppe De Santis, (1949)
Antologia del cinema italiano$150.00+$3.75 service fee