IUPUI hosts Italian Film Festival; Indianapolis one of only 12 U.S. cities to participate

Indianapolis one of only 12 U.S. cities to participate

  • April 17, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Italian Film Festival is taking place through May 18 in Indianapolis through the sponsorship of the Italian program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. During the festival, two award-winning Italian films will be showcased each Saturday.

“2013 is the year of Italian culture in the USA,” says Marta Anton, chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. “The department is proud to bring to the IUPUI campus and to the city of Indianapolis the 2013 Italian Film Festival with some of the latest and best Italian movies, which will only be shown in 12 U.S. cities.”

All films will be presented with English subtitles and are free and open to the public.

The films will be shown at either the IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, 420 University Blvd., or the Indianapolis Public Library's Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.

The schedule for the last three weekends of the festival is as follows:

Saturday, April 20, IUPUI Campus Center Theatre
"L’Industiale" ("The Entrepreneur"), 3 p.m.
"Il Giorno in Più" ("One Day More"), 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, IUPUI Campus Center Theatre
"Nessuno Mi Può Giudicare" ("Escort in Love"), 3 p.m.
"Immaturi: il Viaggio" ("The Immature: The Trip"), 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, Indianapolis Public Library's Central Library
"Tormenti" ("Torment"), 12:30 p.m.
"È Stato il Figlio" ("It Was the Son"), 3 p.m.

Films shown on the first Saturday, April 13, were "La Nave Dolce" ("The Human Cargo") and "Terraferma."

 “The Italian Film Festival is a wonderful opportunity for our students and the Indianapolis community to experience Italian culture right on our campus and in our city," Anton said. "Many thanks to professor Cristiana Mora Thielmann, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, the Indianapolis Public Library, the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, Indianapolis Sister Cities International and individual sponsors for making the event possible.”

For more information, please contact  Thielmann at cthielma@iupui.edu.

"Il Giorno in Piu" ("One Day More")

"Il Giorno in Piu" ("One Day More")

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