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Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz

2020 WINTER/SPRING ITALIAN FILM/ LECTURE SERIES
"Exploring Leadership Roles"

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!
Cabrillo enforces parking. Be sure to pay and display your ticket. Parking on the street is FREE!


January 26, 2020
Multi Media Lecture in English; Michelangelo's Campaigns in the Sistine Chapel: Creation as Artist
by art historian Allan Langdale, PhD, UCSC


February 23, 2020
I compagni (The Organizer)
Director: Mario Monicelli, 1963
The legendary late Marcelo Mastroianni compassionately portrays Professor Sinigaglia, a former high school teacher turned activist trying to organize workers at a late 19th century Turin textile factory. The film is brimming with humor, even with its serious theme. It has been called one of the finest films on labor ever made. It was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 37th Academy Awards. This is a new high-definition restoration of a black and white classic film, from the Criterion Collection. 130 minutes

March 15, 2020
Multi Media Lecture in English:
Papal Propaganda in the Reformation-Era: the Case of Raphael's Stanze

by art historian Allan Langdale, PhD, UCSC


April 26, 2020
Diverso da chi? (Different from Whom?)
Director: Umberto Carteni, 2009
What happens when an openly gay man, Piero (Luca Argentero) decides to run for mayor in a conservative town in North Eastern Italy? The local powers that be put up Adele (Claudia Gerini), a Catholic and strict conservative politician, as a candidate for deputy mayor. Sparks fly and the plot twists and turns, with comic effect. The film was nominated for four David di Donatello awards: best new director, actor, actress and supporting actor (Filippo Nigro who plays Piero's boyfriend). 100 minutes

You are invited to join us on the evening of April 26 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. Free and open to the public.