ITALIAN MOVIE NIGHTS

AMMORE E MALAVITA       

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location: Steward Observatory N210 (Behind the white dome)
Time: 7:00 pm             FREE EVENT!
The movie will be shown in Italian with Italian subtitles.

Come and taste Nutella and enjoy a great Italian movie!

Short summary: Ammore e Malavita (Love and Bullets) is what some might call a Mafia musical comedy, directed by the Manetti Bros. Shoot outs, wild motorbike chases and speedboat escapes. Set in the beautiful Bay of Naples, the film is not only an action thriller but also a romantic comedy with music that ranges from Neapolitans songs to rap.

L'AMICA GENIALE  

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Episode 1 & 2
Location: Steward Observatory  N210 (Behind the white dome)
Time: 7:00 pm    FREE EVENT! 
The movie will be shown in Italian with English subtitles.  

Come and taste Italian sweets and enjoy a great Italian movie! 

Short summary: Pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante has written four mega-popular Neapolitan novels that explore the complicated intensity of female friendship. "My Brilliant Friend" is the first in the series, and also the first to be adapted for television. Filmed in Italian, the eight-episode drama centers on elderly author Elena Greco, who learns that the most important friend in her life, Lila Cerullo, has disappeared without a trace. It causes Elena to reflect on the early days of their friendship in dangerous but fascinating Naples, Italy, in the 1950s, when Elena and Lila are two very different girls at the top of their class. The story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives as Elena tries to describe the mystery of Lila.  We will watch the first two episodes. 

L'AMICA GENIALE

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Episode 3 & 4
Location:  Steward Observatory N210  (Behind the white dome)
Time:  7:00 pm      FREE EVENT! The movie will be shown in Italian with English subtitles.  

Come and taste Italian sweets and enjoy a great Italian movie! 

Short summary: Pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante has written four mega-popular Neapolitan novels that explore the complicated intensity of female friendship. "My Brilliant Friend" is the first in the series, and also the first to be adapted for television. Filmed in Italian, the eight-episode drama centers on elderly author Elena Greco, who learns that the most important friend in her life, Lila Cerullo, has disappeared without a trace. It causes Elena to reflect on the early days of their friendship in dangerous but fascinating Naples, Italy, in the 1950s, when Elena and Lila are two very different girls at the top of their class. The story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives as Elena tries to describe the mystery of Lila.  We will watch the third and fourth episodes. (It is fine if you have not seen the first two episodes)

 

For more information contact:  Borbi Gaspar bgaspar@email.arizona.edu

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