Cinema Italia: The Italian Americans Part 2

04/04/2017 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM ET

Category

Films

Admission

  • $15.00

Summary

Afternoon films are complimentary to members. The films are in Italian with English subtitles, unless stated otherwise. All screenings will start promptly at 2:00 pm. A short intermission is offered halfway through each film.
Registration is required. Members free, Non-Members $15.

Description

The Italian Americans reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. For these immigrants, the struggle to maintain a distinct Italian culture was guided by remarkably powerful ideals of family that has always been at the center of their lives. While the power of Italian family became a source of strength, it also bred suspicion, popularized in the media as a dark, criminal element. This class of culture echoed through generations of Italian Americans and it has left its mark on the American landscape. In English. Members free – Non-Members $15.