San Diego Italian Film Festival

Fall 2007


Lecture by Professor Laura Ruberto (Berkeley City College) entitled “Le gambe nude di Silvana: Rice workers, sexuality and popular Images in Postwar Italy” Thursday, Oct. 18, 2-3pm, 221 Hepner Hall

Professor Ruberto will discuss Giuseppe De Santis’ film Riso Amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949) which both promoted and glamorized the oppressive hard work of Italian female rice weeders. Laura E. Ruberto is the author ofGramsci, Migration, and the Representation of Women at Work (Lexington Books, 2007) and co- editor with Kristi M. Wilson of Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema (Wayne State UP, 2007).

This event is sponsored by an IRA grant.

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Conference: Italian Neorealism And Global Cinema

Presentation and discussion of the book ITALIAN NEOREALISM AND GLOBAL CINEMA edited by Laura E. Ruberto and Kristi M. Wilson, Wayne State UP, 2007. Thur. October 18, 19:30 Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park.

Panel Chair: Clarissa Clo’ (SDSU); Panelists: book editors Laura Ruberto (Berkeley City College) and Kristi Wilson (Stanford) and book contributors Pasquale Verdicchio (UCSD) and Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli (Stanford).

Italian Film Festival

The Italian Program is a sponsor for CINEMA SUD, an Italian Film Festival held at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, October 12-25, 2007.

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