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Duquesne Italian Film Festival Continues with ‘The Easy Life/Il Sorpasso’

The Italian Classic Film Festival hosted on Duquesne University's campus continues with a screening of The Easy Life/Il Sorpasso.

The 1962 road comedy, directed by Dino Risi, will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in Room 719 of Fisher Hall.

The Easy Life features a free-wheeling older bachelor and a bookish, young law student who take a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy. Their adventures provide plenty of comedy, but the film itself offers modern audiences a portrait of Italy in the early 1960s when an economic boom was starting to transform the country from a traditionally agricultural and family-centered society into an individualistic consumer culture.

The Italian Classic Film Festival is sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Italy/Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the 40th Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures and Duquesne's Center for International Relations.

All festival screenings are open to the public. For more information, contact ir@duq.edu.

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