Film Screening (Italian with English Subtitles): Divorce Italian Style + Live Monologue: The Man From the South - Friday, October 24, 7:30 P.M.

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You are cordially invited to attend a screening of the classic film "Divorce Italian Style", the masterpiece of Italian cinema starring Marcello Mastroianni, and a live "monologue" performance of Aldo Nicolaj's "The Man From the South" at the Italian American Museum on Friday, October 24th.

About the film:

Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile cousin Angela, but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he will devise a scenario wherein he can catch his spouse in the arms of another and murder her to save his honor-a lesser offense.
Divorce Italian Style is a comedy milestone--a brilliant, biting satire that was originally conceived as a drama; directed with nonstop inventiveness by a filmmaker who had never done comedy; and featuring an actor who, though not even among the first dozen players considered, cemented his international stardom with this performance. The movie also marked a breakthrough for foreign film in America, winning popular as well art-house success, Academy Award nominations for director Pietro Germi and star Marcello Mastroianni, and--the first of only a few foreign-language films to do so--the Oscar itself for Original Screenplay.

Location: Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets), New York, NY 10013

Suggested donation of $15. To reserve a place for this special double feature, please call the Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000 or email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com

Source: http://www.italianamericanmuseum.org

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