112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Italian Cinema II

Session Chair: 
Federico Pacchioni, Chapman University
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Raincross B
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  1. Christian Griffiths, Monash University
    This paper conducts a close analysis of La Grande Bellezza (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013) to articulate the film’s exploration of the conflict between the art of the present and the past. To illustrate the critical relevance of this theme,  a comparative analysis with Fellini’s Roma (1972) will be conducted.
  2. Clarissa Clo, San Diego State University
    This presentation proposes a comparative analysis of Giuseppe Gagliardi's La vera leggenda di Tony Vilar (2006) and Andrea Zambelli’s Di madre in figlia (2008). Spanning decades and continents both films examine the role of music and gender in the life and labor of the protagonists.
  3. Pasquale Verdicchio, University of California, San Diego
    This presentation will take as its subject the current production of documentaries related to the burgeoning immigrations to Italy.  Reviewing some of the most recent films made by migrants and non migrants alike, as well as reviewing recent feature films on the subject, I will work toward proposing a viewer's vocabulary of sorts by which a these films can hopefully find greater circulation and a more engaged audience.  The films I will discuss include South of Lampedusa, Non tutti i neri vengono per nuocere, and Va' pensiero.
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