Back to Home 2019 WINTER/SPRING ITALIAN FILM & LECTURE SERIES
Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz
Held under the auspices of Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco
SUNDAYS at 7:00p.m.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Cabrillo College, Aptos campus, in VAPA building 1000, Art History Forum room 1001
On ocean side of Soquel Drive; street parking is free, closest lot is L near Music and Theater buildings. YOU MUST PAY TO PARK!
All films in Italian with English subtitles
Logan Walker film lecturer, SJSU, will introduce and field questions about all films.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30; SEATING IS LIMITED!
PARKING! Cabrillo is now enforcing parking. Be sure to pay and display your ticket. Parking on the street is FREE!
Back to Home
2019 WINTER/SPRING ITALIAN FILM & LECTURE SERIES
January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019
Director: Luigi Lo Cascio, 2012
This is the directorial debut by actor Lo Cascio, who also stars in the film. It is the story of an over-zealous environmentalist who, due to his honesty and good intentions, is unprepared to deal with the realities of modern life. It addresses, in a quirky way, the issues of daily life in Italy: underemployment, regional and class discrimination, and the Mafia. Lo Cascio's mother plays his character's mother; his uncle performs as a Mafia lawyer. It won the Best Italian Film Award, 2012 Venice Film Festival. 105 minutes
March 10, 2019
April 14, 2019
This comedy/drama tells the story of the disappearance of an experienced politician as his career is in decline. His aides replace him with his erratic twin brother, who has had mental issues. Tony Servillo masterfully plays both parts with the able support of Valerio Mastandrea and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. It won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Screenplay and the David di Donatello for Best Script. 94 minutes
You are invited to join us on the evening of April 14 at 6 PM at the picnic tables outside the Forum Room for a social gathering. We request you bring a snack and a non-alcoholic beverage to share.