When movies were first invented, no one took to them with as much style and panache as the Italians did. Italian cinema – from the gates of Rome’s dream factory, the Cinecittà studio, to the colorful, surrealistic visions of Federico Fellini (pictured right), the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and beyond – has long been a motive force in world film-making.

Join a group of distinguished scholars (Thomas Harrison, Professor and Director of Italian Graduate Studies UCLA; John Welle, Professor of Italian Studies, Film, Television and Theater, Notre Dame; Giovanna Faleschini Lerner, Professor and Chair of Italian Studies, Franklin & Marshall College) on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Musco Center for the Arts, as they take you on a journey through the famous names and places, the themes and genres of Italian film. With film clips and fascinating commentary, they’ll guide you from Neorealism to La Dolce Vita and much more.

This event will also feature thematic montages created by Italian Studies/Film Production students. It’s a ticketed event, visit chapman.edu/cinema for more information.

More information here.