Fellini: 100

Sep 14, 2020 153

BY: Comm. Joseph Sciame, President/Chair

Each year, the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to create a theme poster and publish its “Calendar of Events” for the annual month-long celebration in October. We encourage you to discover your heritage with programs that celebrate any facets of the theme as indicated above, i.e., for the past forty-four years!

The Board of Directors of the IHCC-NY, Inc. is delighted to announce that this year the selected theme will be: FELLINI: 100. On the hundredth birthday anniversary year of Federico Fellini, the IHCC-NY, Inc. will present a series of online discussions about Fellini and his films, facts, and fantasy. The series will highlight Fellini the man and his legacy and will include clips from some of his most famous films: I Vitelloni, La Strada, Le Notti di Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and Amarcord.

Federico Fellini, Italian screenwriter and director of many iconic films, was nominated for many Academy Awards, winning four for Best Foreign Language film as well as the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement award. He also won prestigious awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. He received The Film Society of Lincoln Center Award for Cinematic Achievement. Fellini also was given the honor of being made Cavaliere di Gran Croce in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Beginning September 30 through November 4, the weekly Fellini series will include a number of experts: Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University; Gianfranco Angelucci, screenwriter, author, and Fellini collaborator; Mauro Aprile Zanetti, historian and author; Antonio Vitti, Professor of Film and Director, Scuola Italiana, Middlebury College; Giorgio Bertellini, Professor of Film Studies, Univ. of Michigan; Giancarlo Lombardi, CUNY, Professor of Italian and Visual Studies; Eugenia Paulicelli, CUNY Professor of Italian and Fashion Studies; Paolo Ceratto, author and son of Caterina Boratto, actress in three Fellini films; and others. Click here for the latest program!
We also take this occasion to emphasize that the mission of the IHCC-NY, Inc., is made possible through the generosity of donations, and we very much need your support.
Therefore, we would like to call upon you to help sustain our activities by making a tax-deductible contribution. No dollar amount is too small! Every dollar helps to foster the programmatic offerings that document and preserve the history and culture of Italians in America. Know that we welcome and appreciate your generosity. Due to the impact of COVID-19 this year your gift will be acknowledged on our IHCC-NY, Inc. website at www.italyculturemonth.org. Instructions for donation payments can be found on our website. Please help us in this endeavor.

On behalf of the IHCC-NY, we thank you for your support and participation.

SOURCE: Italian Heritage Committee of New York, Inc.

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