Cinema Lanzafame

Fall 2019 Film Series

at   the
Casa Italiana,
Nazareth·College of Rochester, NY

and the
IACC,
The Italian American Community Center


The Fall 2019 Film Series continues our dedication to an appreciation of Italian Language and Culture through Film. All films are free of charge and open to the public.

Casa Films are shown Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM is the lounge on the ground floor of the Casa Italiana at Nazareth·College.

IACC Films will be scheduled monthly from September through November on the Third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at
The Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way [ formerly Marconi Blvd.] 14624
   [Off Manitou Road, 0.4 miles North of Buffalo Road between Buffalo Rd. (Route 33) and Route 531 ]

The Fall 2019 Films are listed in the following table and a brief description of each film is provided here , or   just click the title of interest in the table.




Date Time Location Title (English subtitles) Duration Director Release
Sep. 08 2:00 p.m. CASA La Scomparsa di PatÚ [Disappearance of Pato] 90 min. Rocco Mortelliti 2012
Sep. 19 7:00 p.m. IACC Le Fate Ignoranti [His Secret Life]   106 min. Ferzan Ozpetek 2001
Oct. 06 2:00 p.m. CASA Giovanni Falcone Part I 95 min. Andrea e Antonio Frazzi 2006
Oct. 17 7:00 p.m. IACC Giardino dei Finzi Contini [The Garden of the Finzi-Continis]   94 min. Vittorio De Sica 1971
Nov. 03 2:00 p.m. CASA Giovanni Falcone Part 2 101 min. Andrea e Antonio Frazzi 2006
Nov. 21 7:00 p.m. IACC Il Divo (Giulio Andreotti)   110 min. Paolo Sorrentino 2008
Dec. 01 2:00 p.m. CASA
Cancelled Due To Weather
Operazione San Gennaro [The Treasure of San Gennaro] 82 min. Dino Risi 1966




  
Scomparsa
La Scomparsa di PatÚ


  
La Scomparsa di PatÚ  [Disappearance of Pato]
Directed by Rocco Mortelliti

Sunday September 08, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   at the Casa Italiana
In Italian with English subtitles   (90 min.)


Based on the historical novel by Andrea Camilleri, The Vanishing of PatÚ is set in Vigŗta, but it's 1890, Easter weekend. Two rival investigators look into the disappearance of Antonio PatÚ, a quiet accountant who vanishes after his performance as Judas in the town's annual Passion Play.

Additional information on La Scomparsa di PatÚ may be found here .


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Fate Ignoranti
Le Fate Ignoranti


  
Le Fate Ignoranti [His Secret Life] (2001)
Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek


Thursday September 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the IACC
In Italian with English subtitles (106 min.)


Antonia's (Margherita Buy) beloved husband is suddenly killed by a car. She is crushed until she discovers he has had a lover. Her curiosity motivates her to discover this secret life. The plot follows her search and leads to the fact that the lover was a man. She finds his other life difficult to believe after some 15 years of marriage. The object of his affection, Michele (Stefano Accorsi) lives in a huge apartment with an assortment of gay and transgendered friends. The film is well crafted as is much of Ferzan Ozpetek's work (La Finestra di Fronte, Cuore Sacro). It is less about these characters in her husband's other life, but about Antonia's grieving and moving on with her life.

Additional information on Le Fate Ignoranti may be found here .


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Falcone
Giovanni Falcone


  
Giovanni Falcone Part I   (2006)
Directed by Andrea e Antonio Frazzi


Sunday October 06, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   at the Casa Italiana
In Italian with English subtitles   (95 min.)


Inspired by the book "History of Giovanni Falcone" by Francesco La Licata, the movie tells the life of the Palermo magistrate from 1980 until his death of May 23, 1992. A private portrait of the man who fought the mafia with commitment and dedication, who met love in Francesca Morvillo, but who had to share happy moments with the dangers of his public life

Descriptions of the two episodes may be found here .

Additional information on Giovanni Falcone may be found here .


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Giardino
Garden of the Finzi-Continis


  
Giardino dei Finzi Contini [The Garden of the Finzi-Continis]   (1971)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica


Thursday October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the IACC
In Italian with English subtitles   (95 min.)

Amid the ravages of WWII, the Finzi-Continis, a cultured Jewish family, languish in aristocratic splendor on their Eden-like estate in Ferrara. As the political atmosphere becomes increasingly hostile to Jews, the family turns its home into a refuge. Eventually, Fascism gradually descends upon their world. From the novel by Giorgio Bassani, this film won the Academy Award in 1971 for Best Foreign Film.

Additional information on Giardino dei Finzi Contini may be found here .


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Falcone ...
Giovanni Falcone


  
Giovanni Falcone Part 2   (2006)
Directed by Giovanni Falcone Part 2


Sunday November 03, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   at the Casa Italiana
In English   (101 min.)


Inspired by the book "History of Giovanni Falcone" by Francesco La Licata, the movie tells the life of the Palermo magistrate from 1980 until his death of May 23, 1992. A private portrait of the man who fought the mafia with commitment and dedication, who met love in Francesca Morvillo, but who had to share happy moments with the dangers of his public life

Descriptions of the two episodes may be found here .

Additional information on Giovanni Falcone may be found here .



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 Il Divo
Il Divo


  

Il Divo [Giulio Andreotti]   (2008)

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino


Thursday November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.   at the IACC
In Italian with English subtitles   (110 min.)


This is a fascinating docudrama about the life and political career of Italy's Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti and his party's decades-long hold on Italian politics. Highlighting accusations of mafia ties, Sorrentino lays any number of corruption scandals and political assassinations at Andreotti's feet. None of the charges ever resulted in a conviction. While no saint, Andreotti is presented as almost a caricature reflecting the director's viewpoint. The film earned a large number of awards; Toni Servillo won the 2009 Best Actor Donatello for his portrayal of Andreotti.

Additional information on Il Divo may be found here .


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 Operazione San Gennaro
Operazione San Gennaro


  
Operazione San Gennaro [The Treasure of San Gennaro]     (1966)  
Directed by Dino Risi


Cancelled Due To Weather
December 01, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Casa
In Italian with English subtitles   (82 min.)

Two Americans, posing as tourists, decide to rob an old church. While they are successful, the two crooks cross each other and one murders the other. The survivor heads for the airport, dressed as a nun, heading for Switzerland. The crook is accompanied by a bogus "cardinal" who protests him. The cardinal turns out to be real and takes the treasure back to the church.

Additional information on Operazione San Gennaro may be found here .


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