“How long will reasons of state or politics overcome the search for the truth?” According to some estimates, up to 2,000 people died in attacks during the Years of Lead, between the late 1960s and early 1980s, which shook the foundations of the Italian republic. The crimes included the Red Brigades’ murder of former Christian Democrat Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978.
The bigest mistery….
Thursday, May 23 at 6:00pm @AIS: “Il divo”, Paolo Sorrentino, 2008, 110’, in Italian with English subtitles. Presented by Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Dickinson University
This Italian biographical drama is based on the controversial figure of Giulio Andreotti, a seven-time prime minister of Italy who was tried and acquitted for ties to the Mafia. Sometimes called Divo Giulio (from Divus Iulius, “Divine Julius”, an epithet of Julius Caesar), this politician was also tried and acquitted for the murder of Italian journalist Mino Pecorelli, and was senator for life from 1991 to his death. The narration spans the period from Andreotti’s seventh election in 1992, to his failed bid for the presidency of the Italian Republic, to the Tangentopoli bribe scandal, until his trial in 1995. This film competed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it was awarded the Jury Prize. Andreotti died on May 6, 2013, aged 94. The New York Times noted he had “a résumé of signal accomplishments and checkered failings that reads like a history of the republic”. It’s Mr. Andreotti’s long career along with the history of Italian republic that we are going to explore in depth with the last film of this series.
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia - On selected Thursdays at the America-Italy Society office 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 310 – Philadelphia, PA 19102 -
Since the year 1950 …
Friday, February 15th
at 6:00pm @Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia “Salvatore Giuliano”
by Francesco Rosi, 1962, 123’, black and white. In Italian with English subtitles Presented by Gabriella Romani, Associate Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University . Salvatore Giuliano
The year 1969, the big bomb.
Thursday, February 21 at 6:00pm @AIS
“Romanzo di una strage – Piazza Fontana:An Italian Conspiracy“
by Marco Tullio Giordana, 2012, 130’, in Italian with English subtitles. Presented by Cristina Gragnani, Temple University. Romanzo di una strage
The year 1978, Aldo Moro tragedy.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @AIS: “Buongiorno, notte (Good Morning, Night).”
By Marco Bellocchio, 2003, 106’. In Italian with English subtitles, Presented by Claudia Consolati, Ph.D. Candidate in Italian and Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Buongiorno notte
How to kill a journalist.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @Italian Consulate: “Fortapasc“
by Marco Risi, 2009, 108’, in Italian with Italian subtitles. Presented by Rita Pasqui, Univ. of Pennsylvania.
La banda della Magliana
Thursday, April 18 at 6:00pm @AIS: “Romanzo criminale”, Michele Placido, 2007, 174’, in Italian with English subtitles. Presented by Salvatore Pappalardo, Villanova University