Department of Italian Studies Presents
Cinema and Culture:
An Italian Perspective
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10am
Free for Chapman Students, Faculty, & Staff;
$8 General Public (a portion of the ticket will go towards supporting Italian Studies)
When movies were first invented, no one took to them with as much style and panache as the Italians did. Italian cinema -- from the gates of Rome's dream factory, the Cinecittà studio, to the colorful, surrealistic visions of Federico Fellini, the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and beyond -- has long been a motive force in world filmmaking. Join a group of distinguished scholars as they take you on a journey throughout the famous names and places, the themes and genres of Italian film. With film clips and fascinating commentary, they'll guide you from Neorealism to La Dolce Vita and more.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about the significance and influence of Italian film throughout a variety of historical periods, themes, and genres. A group of distinguished scholars will guide us through a fascinating cinematic journey and expose us to a wide array of representative examples. The event promises to be a powerful educational experience with significant cultural breadth, an event blending lecture and film appreciation, stimulating the mind and the heart.
A no-charge parking pass is included for all Musco Center performances when you choose the print-at-home ticket option – it will be included in the e-ticket attachment emailed to you.