The contributions of Italian Neo-Realism to world-wide cinema are countless, but few are as noteworthy as the work that screenwriter Cesare Zavattini dedicated to Mexican, Cuban, and Argentinian film endeavors between the 1950s and early 1960s. NYU Department of Italian Studies Ph.D. Candidate Alfonso G. Aguado will discuss the Latin American accomplishments of the screenwriter behind Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià, and Umberto D. with David Brancaleone, author of Zavattini. Il neo-realismo e il nuovo cinema latino-americano (2019, Diabasis).
Tutti a Casa! Live Chats About All Things Italian is the new radio-style, web-based talk show that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Department of Italian Studies at NYU are launching to bring into your homes the voices and flavors of live and entertaining talks around Italian matters that really matter: arts, movies, literature, politics, and a lot more.
This is our way to keep our community connected and continue to learn new things together in these times of challenge and pain, but also of opportunity. A new way to be together, and engaged on a common track of learning and discovery.