Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema
Editors Laura Ruberto and Kristi Wilson will present their book Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema, which examines the impact of Italian neorealism beyond the period of 1945–1952, the years conventionally connected to the movement, and beyond the postwar Italian film industry where the movement originated. This compilation of essays, published by Wayne State University Press, explores neorealism’s complex relationship to a different national film tradition, style, or historical period, illustrating the profound impact of neorealism and the ways that it continues to complicate the relationship between ideas of nation, national cinema, and national identity. Two of the book’s contributors will also be present: Jaimey Fisher, Assistant Professor of German at UC Davis, and Tomàs F. Crowder-Taraborrelli, a researcher at Stanford University.
The book presentation will include film clips. Copies of the book will be available.
Admission is free.
Date: Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Time: 06.30 PM
Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura