Italian Identities as Told through Cinema: Il cinema racconta gli italiani is an insightful way to study the evolution of Italian culture, history, and society. It introduces students, both foreign and Italian, and the general audience to contemporary topics in Italian society and investigates these issues through the medium of film.
At each screening, Professor Vito Zagarrio, Italian Identities film festival director, cinematic director, and Professor of Cinema at NYU Florence and Roma 3, and Professor Ermelinda Campani, Spogli Family Director of Stanford’s Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence and Professor of Film Studies, will introduce and moderate an open discussion with a special guest speaker associated with each film.
Movies will be shown in Italian with English subtitles.
October 4 (5:30-8:30 PM)
Round Table on “Film & Food in Italy”
Chair: Ermelinda Campani (Stanford University), Vito Zagarrio (NYU Florence & Roma 3), Piero Cannizzaro, documentary filmmaker, Laura Delli Colli, president of the Italian Association of Film Journalists (SNGCI), Andrea Martini, University of Siena, film critic of La Nazione.
October 5 (Beginning at 6:30 PM)
October 6 (Beginning at 6:30 PM)