05 Mar Splendor: Italian Film Screening, Reception, & Conversation at Wagner College (SI) on March 30, 2016, 6:00 PM

March 30, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Foundation Hall, Manzulli Board Room, Wagner College
One Campus Road, Staten Island NY 10301

Members $25, Non-members $35
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Splendor, by Ettore Scola, tells the story of a movie theater in Italy whose owner and projectionist together witness the gold age of Italian cinema and its crisis in the late 1980s. With iconic stars Marcello Mastroianni and Massimo Troisi, this comedy is a forgotten gem that surveys the history of Italian cinema.

Join NOIAW’s Staten Island Network for a wonderful evening in appreciation of Splendor. We’ll begin at 6:00 PM with a networking reception and refreshments including delicious antipasti.

At 7:00, Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino, Coordinator of the Italian Program at Wagner College, will introduce and screen this magical film. After the conclusion of the screening, Dr. Sorrentino will lead a discussion about Splendor, touching on Italian cinematic history.

ProfilePicDr. Giuseppe Sorrentino is Coordinator of the Italian Program at Wagner College in Staten Island where he teaches language, cinema, and theatre classes. At Wagner College, he also curates Italian Film series on various topics related to Italian society. The most recent one is La Nuova Italia: Italy and Immigration.

He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Roma Tre, in Rome, Italy. He moved to the United States in 2009, with a Fulbright Scholarship as Adjunct Professor of Italian. Since then, he built his academic career as language instructor, teaching at Ramapo College of New Jersey and, now, at Wagner College. His research interests range from American and Italian American literature to Identity and History in Italian Cinema of the 1980s and 1990s.

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