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.
The IHCC-NY, Inc. Board of Directors is a volunteer group of professionals, founded in 1976, whose mission is to preserve, promote, and present Italian and Italian-American heritage and culture throughout the year, and, especially, during October’s annual Italian Culture Month. Despite COVID 19, this year’s theme celebration continues, albeit virtual.
IHCC-NY FEATURES FELLINI 100!
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