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Italian Film Festival Closes with 'Amacord'

Amacord, the 1973 comedic drama from director Federico Fellini, will be the final film in this fall's Italian Classics Film Festival hosted at Duquesne University.

The film will be shown on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in Room 719 of Fisher Hall.

Amacord offers a carnival-like portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period and satirizes Fellini's own youth. He turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies and political subterfuge, all set to Nino Rota's classic score.

"The film festival was a success this semester, so we are planning to continue with another series in the spring that covers Italian film from the '70s and '80s," said Dr. Carla Lucente, associate director of the Center for International Relations and Honorary Consul of Italy/Pittsburgh. "The audiences for the films consisted of students who wanted to learn about Italian culture, politics and social life during certain time periods, but also non-student attendees from all walks of life, nationalities, ethnicities and professions."

The Italian Classics 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 screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact ir@duq.edu or italyconsulpgh@gmail.com.

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