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Exposing lives: Carla Cerati’s photographic exploration of Italy - with Giorgia Alù
Exposing lives: Carla Cerati’s photographic exploration of Italy - with Giorgia AlùTuesday, January 22, 2019

Carla Cerati (1926-2016) is generally remembered for her contribution, along with photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin, to the book Morire di classe (1969) on the shocking enquiry into the condition of Italian mental institutions. Her artistic career, however, includes a vast production of photographs of Milan and other parts...

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Lunedì al Cinema / Holocaust Remembrance Day - 1938 Diversi
Lunedì al Cinema / Holocaust Remembrance Day - 1938 DiversiMonday, January 28, 2019

In 1938 Mussolini's "Racial laws" entered into force, and the Italian people, who have not traditionally been anti-Semitic, were induced by fascist propaganda to accept the persecution of a minority that had been living peacefully in Italy for centuries.What made this possible? And how much do we know about that moment...

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Italian Folk Horror: Wyrd, Occulture, Psychedelia - lecture by Fabio Camilletti
Italian Folk Horror: Wyrd, Occulture, Psychedelia - lecture by Fabio CamillettiTuesday, January 29, 2019

Coined by film director Piers Haggard, the term 'folk horror' has become ubiquitous in contemporary British culture, ending up to denote not only the aesthetics of films such as Haggard's Blood on Satan's Claw or Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man, but a veritable tonality underlying Britain's relationship with its own past,...

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Lunedì al Cinema - A cavallo della tigre
Lunedì al Cinema - A cavallo della tigre Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A remake of the 1961 classic by Luigi Comencini. Guido, a Milanese gambler who is in debt up to his ears, organizes a fake kidnapping to pay off the money he owes. His young girlfriend Antonella helps him. However, everything goes wrong and Guido is arrested while Antonella gets away with the ransom. Two and a half year...

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Il Quartetto di Venezia: Music from La Serenissima
Il Quartetto di Venezia: Music from La SerenissimaThursday, February 21, 2019

The Quartetto di Venezia is Quartet in Residence at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. Bruno Giuranna said of them: "This is a group that stands out in the varied and vast European musical field. The perfect technical mastery and the power of their performances, characterized by the push towards an absolute value of...

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Lyric Opera Productions presents La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera Productions presents "La Bohème" (Giacomo PucciniSaturday, February 23, 2019 → Tuesday, February 26, 2019

La Bohème is surely the greatest operatic love story of all. The universally popular opera – a smash hit for over a century – is easy to love, and impossible to forget. A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins the tender romance at the heart of La Bohème....

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Roma: a conversation with Vittorio Giacopini and Enrico Terrinoni
"Roma": a conversation with Vittorio Giacopini and Enrico TerrinoniThursday, February 28, 2019

Rome, its streets and its unmistakable language are at the core of countless literary productions which depict the main feature and contradiction of the Eternal City: the endless war between beauty and decay. In his novel Roma, Vittorio Giacopini paints a grim picture of modern-day Rome and even predicts its literal destruction... Vittorio...

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Jhumpa Lahiri - Launch of The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
Jhumpa Lahiri - Launch of "The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories" Friday, March 08, 2019

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London to parent from West Bengala, and then raised in the United States. After winning a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the collection of short stories The Interpreter of Maladies, published in 1999), and publishing three other books (The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland), she...

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