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Spring Brings Italian Classic Film Festival to Duquesne

The springtime Italian Classic Film Festival will be presented at Duquesne University from Monday, Feb. 23-Sunday, April 26.

Six films will be screened in the event sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Italy Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Center for International Relations at Duquesne and the 41st annual Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures.

The films, which are free and open to the public, are:

  • Monday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Room 725, Fisher Hall-We All Loved Each Other So Much/C'eravamo Tanto Amati (1974, directed by Ettore Scola). The comedy-drama looks at 30 years of Italian social history through the lives and friendship of three resistance fighters-each in love with the same woman.
  • Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m., Room 608, Duquesne Union-Swept Away/Travolti da un Insolito Destino Nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto (1974, directed by Lina Wertmuller). This comedy-drama follows a spoiled socialite and fisherman stranded together on a deserted island.
  • Monday, March 16, 6 p.m., Room 725, Fisher Hall-Scent of a Woman/ Profumo di Donna (1974, directed by Dino Risi). This drama captured the odd companionship of a naïve Army private assigned to assist a blinded, embittered ex-Army captain.
  • Monday, March 30, 6 p.m., Room 725, Fisher Hall-Ecce Bombo (1978, directed by Nanni Moretti). A non-narrative film filled with antics and black humor depicts a Roman student's school year, which is disrupted by political and amorous misadventures.
  • Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m., Room 608, Duquesne Union-The Marquis of Grillo/Il Marchese del Grillo (1981, directed by Mario Monicelli). A jokester Roman nobleman of the early 19th century continues to not take aristocracy seriously, even in a stormy historical moment.
  • Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union-Ginger & Fred (1985, directed by Federico Fellini). Society in general and TV in particular are skewered by this nostalgic tribute focused on two retired performers who recreate the work of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

For more information, contact consolatoditaliapittsburgh@gmail.com.

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