October 09, 2015
02:00 pm

International Conference: Cinema And Italian Identity: Day 2 of 2 [Partly in Italian]

Casa italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 W 12th St
10011 New York, NY
United States

On the occasion of the publication of Lessico del cinema italiano: forme di rappresentazione e forme di vita (Mimesis, 2014) edited by Roberto De Gaetano.

As stated by authors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, especially after World War 2, Italian cinema was the most influential in the world, thanks to the works of Rossellini, De Sica and Visconti. However, albeit deeply Italian, the country's cinema was never nationalistic. It chose to point out styles and ways of life over identity. It was a cinema rooted into the raw flesh of the present, into a contemporary feeling free from any form of abstract nature.

This international conference will try to explore the link between cinema and Italian identity, between the image and reality, starting from the recent publication of Lessico del cinema italiano. Forme di rappresentazione e forme di vita, edited by Roberto De Gaetano, a work in three volumes that projects a new view and builds an original conceptual map of the great tradition of Italian cinema.

Co-Sponsored by NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Session 2:
Chair: David Forgacs (NYU)

Millicent Marcus (Yale University)
The Memorialist Tradition in Italian Film through an Unlikely Lens:
Pierfrancesco Diliberto's "La mafia uccide solo d'estate"
Valeria Castelli (NYU)
Worker. History, Memory and Found Footage in
Andrea Segre's "Il sange verde" and Costanza Quatriglio's "Triangle"
Joseph T. Perna (NYU)
Cinephilia, anni '50
Luca Peretti (Yale University)
The Politics of Italian Industrial Cinema. The ENI Case
Francesco Casetti (Yale University)
Le parole per dirlo [IN ITALIAN]

Event in ENGLISH. Papers will be read in ITALIAN where stated.

6:00 pm

Screening: Leopardi [Il giovane favoloso]