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Viaggio nel Cinema: A Virtual Talk Series on Italian Film History. Sign-up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions!

  • 27 Feb 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions (Feb, 13, 20 & 27). Online Event

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In anticipation of the upcoming annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (Feb. 25 - March 4), scholar Federico Pacchioni Ph.D. will deliver a series of virtual introductory talks on Italian cinema’s defining trends and genres.

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Viaggio nel Cinema I:
An Introduction to the Italian Silver Screen


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6:00 - 6:40 PM

What distinguishes Italian cinema from other national cinemas? What are its unique artistic and cultural characteristics? What are its key movements of its evolution? Join Dr. Federico Pacchioni for the first appointment of Viaggio nel Cinema, a series of virtual talks designed to offer a broader historical context around the films and conversations of this year’s Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul. This first introductory talk will provide an overview of defining moments of the history of Italian cinema from its origin to today, intersecting a variety of industrial, political and artistic trends.

Click here to register for this session only. To sign-up for the 3 sessions, click on the REGISTER button in the upper upper left blue box.

All participants will enter a raffle to win a signed copy of Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni's A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017), a mainstay for courses on Italian cinema in the English-speaking world. 

Viaggio nel Cinema II:
Popular Italian Film Genres, the Case of Tragicomedy

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 6:00 - 6:40 PM

The second appointment in Dr. Pacchioni’s virtual talks series continues to interrogate the nature of Italy’s national cinema, this time by focusing on the genres that have captured Italian audiences more than others, while drawing much interest abroad: the spaghetti western, the giallo, the horror film, and the commedia all’italiana. Particular attention will be given to the latter, which consists in a unique form of tragicomedy with deep cultural and theatrical roots, a genre that continues to be extremely vital and popular today. While profiling actors, directors and films that have shaped this genre, the presentation will clarify how Italian comedy has evolved during the decades and the reasons behind its continued success in Italy.

Click here to register for this session only. To sign-up for the 3 sessions, click on the REGISTER button in the upper upper left blue box.

All participants will enter a raffle to win a signed copy of Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni's A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017), a mainstay for courses on Italian cinema in the English-speaking world. 

Viaggio nel Cinema III:
Arthouse Film between Fantasy and Realism

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 5:00 - 5:40 PM

Concluding Dr. Pacchioni’s virtual series Viaggio nel Cinema, this third talk will focus on the most internationally renowned area of Italian filmic production: auteur art cinema. In addition to outlining the profiles of influential classical directors such as Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Michelangelo Antonioni, the presentation will provide an explanation of Italian art cinema’s double nature, at once poetic and realistic. Finally, Dr. Pacchioni will address how this innovative cinematic legacy continues to find powerful expression in the work of new generations of Italian filmmakers.  


Click here to register for this session only. To sign-up for the 3 sessions, click on the REGISTER button in the upper upper left blue box.

All participants will enter a raffle to win a signed copy of Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni's A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017), a mainstay for courses on Italian cinema in the English-speaking world. 

Dr. Federico Pacchioni is a scholar, writer, and educator. He has taught courses on Italian society, literature and cinema at several institutions of higher education, including Indiana University Bloomington, University of Connecticut, Middlebury College, and Chapman University. Dr. Pacchioni currently lives in Orange, California and lectures widely on Italian cultural history and film. He is the author of more than fifty publications, among which are groundbreaking volumes such as Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations behind the Scenes (University of Toronto Press, 2014), The Image of the Puppet: Essays on Theater, Film and Literature (Metauro Edizioni, 2020), and the coauthor of the newest edition of Peter Bondanella’s A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017), a mainstay for courses on Italian cinema in the English-speaking world. 




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Produttore Esecutivo







Luigi Bernardi

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Assitente di produzione


Nancy Azzam

Alberto Orioles and Neil Tassoni
Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists



Regista

        

Astrid Garino e Massimo Costalonga  

Conrad Iber
 

Bill and Sandra Gengler

Andrea and Vittorio Raimondi

P. Scialla

   

Aiuto Regista


Marco Pavoloni, Honorary Consul of Italy in Minnesota

Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold

A Burns

Bert and Suzie Colianni

Denise and Giacomo D’Aurora

Peggy and Michael Hansen 

Jeff Lotz 


Lisa and John Nicotra

Luisa and Ryan O'Gara

Anna Olivero and Craig Agney

Stefano Perugini 

Nassim and Federico Rossi

Dominic Sposeto & Kitty Schneider

Dave Yarusso 

Laurie Zenner





Individual Movie Sponsors


Kristine Aasheim (Odio l’estate)

Catherine Allan (Gli anni più belli)

Vito Bongiorno (Gli anni più belli)

Drs. Ron and Cynthia Curran (Lacci)

Memo Izzi and Dianne Marti (Risate di Gioia) 

Americo and Janice Del Calzo (Spaccapietre)

Joe and Genie Dixon (Odio l’estate)

David J. Estreen and Karen A. Neset (Odio l'estate)

Joan & Rick Naymark (Risate di gioia)

Joe Pingatore and Karen Sauro (Risate di gioia)

Nancy and Gary Schaefer (Cosa sarà)

Jennine S. (Spaccapietre)

Lisa Venticinque Photography (Faith) 

Kathy Moe and Jonathan Watson (Risate di gioia)




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