The American Italian Cultural Center offers a bi-monthly film series exploring a variety of Italian cultural and historical topics.The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a valid university or high school ID, and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 pm
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the American Italian Cultural Center!
We will be screening a Frank Capra’s classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” In the film, an angel helps a compassionate but frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Staring James Stewart and Donna Reed, this heartwarming film is the perfect way to start the season.
Thursday, September 12, 2017, 7:00 pm
Join the AICC for its screening of Stromboli! This Roberto Rossellini movie stars the talented, Ingrid Bergman and Mario Vitale. The film follows the life of Karen, a young Lithuanian woman who escapes an internment camp by marrying Antonio, an Italian POW fisherman. Antonio promises her a wonderful life on Stromboli, his island home between Sicily and Italy. When Karen arrives she finds the land desolate and the people very traditional and conservative. Her life is made even more difficult because she barely speaks Italian. See what she decides to do!
“Everybody’s Lady” aka “La signora di tutti”
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 pm
Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Everybody’s Lady. Master filmmaker Max Ophüls fled to Italy in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. In the film, Gabriella Murge is a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. After bringing several men to their ruin, she slits her wrists in an attempted suicide. The film consists of Murge’s flashbacks brought on by anesthetic.