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  • Screening of Potentially Dangerous: When It Was a Crime to Be Italian

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6pmPotentially Dangerous: When It Was a Crime to Be Italian (2021), 50 minutesZach Baliva, dir. Potentially Dangerous presents the history of Italian immigrants interned and persecuted as America’s “enemy aliens” during World War II. The US government restricted the actions and freedoms of 600,000 Italian residents of the United States, many of whom […]

  • Screening: Bosnia Express

    Screening: Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30pm Click Here to RSVPU.S. PREMIERE:Bosnia Express(Italy, 2022, Documentary, 70 min.)In multiple languages with ENGLISH subtitles Directed byMassimo D’Orzi With:Clio Bosiglav, Eva Tomat, Amina Moćević, Amina Hodžić Distributed by:Istituto Luce Cinecittà Followed by a Q&A with:Director Massimo D’OrziEditor Paola TraversoIn conversation with journalist Luciana Capretti A train passes slowly across the heart of […]

  • Women in Italian Cinema: An Inclusive Project

    WICIP, the first project for the international promotion of Italian cinema written, produced and directed by women, is officially launched. It includes the presentation of five films that are also available in versions accessible to the deaf and to the blind. WICIP was selected by the Italian Ministry of Culture as one of its Special […]

  • New Perspectives on Italian American Studies: The Godfather

    On the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, Fred Gardaphé, distinguished professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College, joined us at CUNY TV to discuss new perspectives on Italian American Studies. Italics, Television for the Italian American Experience is a monthly presentation in the CUNY Presents timeslot that features prominent Italian Americans in […]

  • Jhumpa Lahiri presents “Translating Myself and Others” with Jenny McPhee

    Translating Myself and Others is a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, who reflects on her emerging identity as a translator as well as a writer in two languages. New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, located at 24 West 12th Street, houses the Department of Italian Studies and […]

  • Laura Mattioli – Center for Italian Modern Art

    On this episode of Italics, we visit Laura Mattioli, founder and president of CIMA, the Center for Italian Modern Art. Since 1983, Mattioli has been the curator in charge of the art collection of her father, Gianni Mattioli. This collection is considered to be one of the most important assemblages of Italian avant-garde and modern […]

  • IIHCM Special: Kossi Komla-Ebri | The Columbus Affair

    In this hour-long special episode, we have medical surgeon and author Kossi Komla-Ebri at the Calandra Institute and then Professor Anthony Tamburri will talk about Columbus, based on his book, The Columbus Affair: Imperatives for an Italian/American Agenda. Italics, Television for the Italian American Experience is a monthly presentation in the CUNY Presents timeslot that […]