The seventh annual Contemporary Italian Cinema series, sponsored by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage & Culture and the Delaware Italian-American Education Association, features four films representing contemporary Italian cinema.
All films are shown at James H. Groves High School’s Sharp Auditorium, 1703 School Lane, off Old Capitol Trail near Newport-Gap Pike in Wilmington.
Each film is preceded by a short introductory lecture by professor Gabriella Finizio at 2 p.m. Italian hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. The price of admission for each movie, inclusive of refreshments, is $15.
“We are elated to offer Delawareans another informative, entertaining selection of Italian films,” said Rick DiLiberto, commission chairman. “We are especially grateful to Dr. Gabriella Finizio, retired professor of Italian language and film, for an outstanding selection and for her consistently insightful pre-film lectures.”
The first film, shown Jan. 29, was “Se Dio Vuole” (“God Willing”), a 2015 comedy about an atheist surgeon and his son who decides to become a priest.
The rest of the series:
Proceeds from the cinema series will benefit the La Mia Piazza Italian Language Summer Camp sponsored by the Delaware Italian Heritage and Culture Commission and the Delaware Italian-American Education Commission.
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