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February 2017

Film Series: “Bicycle Thieves” aka “Ladri e biciclette”

February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Bicycle Thieves. Directed by Vittorio De Sica, this neorealist film follows the story of a poor father in search of his stolen bicycle. Without the bike, he will lose his job and be unable to support his young family. As part of the AICC's bi-monthly film series, Ladri e biciclette will be shown in its original Italian with English subtitles. The film screening is free for AICC members and students with…

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March 2017

Film Series: “Miracle in Milan” aka “Miracolo a Milano”

March 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Miracle in Milan. This 1951 Vittorio De Sica film co-written with Cesare Zavattini is based on his novel Totò il Buono. A neo-realist fable, Miracle in Milan follows the life of Totò, an abandoned baby adopted by Lolotta, a kind old woman. After Lolotta's death, Totò is sent to an orphanage. Once he turns 18, Totò moves to a shanty town outside of Milan and is given a magic dove…

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April 2017

Film Series: “Everybody’s Lady” aka “La signora di tutti”

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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La signora di tutti

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. The film screening is free for AICC members and…

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September 2017

Stromboli

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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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…

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