ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL USA at MSU

Friday & Saturday, April 6, 7 Wells Hall, Room B122 (the comfortable one) FREE ADMISSION

 EASY

Directed by Andrea Magnani
Isidoro’s career as a young go-kart driver was interrupted when he began to gain so much weight he was not able to get into the seat any more. One day, his brother turns up with a job offer for him.

Friday, April 6
7:00pm
Room B122, Wells Hall
MSU campus
Free 

  FUNNE: Sea Dreaming Girls 

Directed by Katia Bernardi

In Daone, a small mountain village in the North of Italy, a group of grannies in their seventies are planning a special trip. Almost none of them have ever been at the sea, and they want to see it for the first time. But they need the money to fund their journey. After some failed attempts, they decide to face their shyness, and to model for a calendar. When also this action seems to be useless, their last idea will make them pretty famous. The Sea, and their common dream, are waiting for them.Special Appearance by Director Katia Bernardi and Producer Davide Valentini.


Saturday, April 7

5:00pm
Room B122, Wells Hall
MSU campus
Free 

SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Seven recent shorts films will be presented lasting approximately 2 hours.
The audience will vote for their favorite short.
THE LINEAT MY HOMEPIPINARASIMPOSIO SUINO IN RE MINORE,CROSSTICH ROAD,THE FISHERMANTHE LITTLE ITALIAN GIRLS.

 Saturday, April 7
Room B122, Wells Hall
7:00pm
FREE

The Italian Film Festival was made possible with the support of :

Art Works
Butzel Long Attorneys
Cantoro
Consolato D’Italia Detroit
IAS
Cristina Cotronei-Cascardo MD

East Lansing Film Festival
Federazione Abbruzzese del Michigan
Hinman & Di Cicco PLC
Giorgio Marchese Attorney
Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs
MSU Department of Romance and Classical Studies
National Endowment for the Arts
Schlossberg Legal
University of Michigan
Wayne State University

For more information, please contact Carmen de Lorenzo  at deloren5@msu.edu 

YOUNG HEMINGWAY & HIS ENDURING EDEN

Don't miss the one-time screening of YOUNG HEMINGWAY & HIS ENDURING EDEN on Wed. April 4 with the director, Hemingway scholars and a performance of the film's theme song.

Young Hemmingway fishing in Walloon Lake
Directed by George A. Colburn  
   100 minutes

This documentary focuses on the influence of of Hemingway’s idyllic summers “up north” on his writings and his life featuring many scholars and archival photographs.

The Hemingway family resided in the affluent Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL, but began summer pilgrimages to the wilds of the northern lower peninsula in 1899 when they built a rustic little cottage in a remote corner of Walloon Lake. For three months every summer, the family and young Ernie returned to the cottage until war came to the U.S.  Hemingway joined the war effort as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross when he was seriously wounded.
In 1919, He returned to Michigan to recover from his war wounds and work seriously on his writing skills.  Two years later, he married his first wife in Horton Bay, near the family summer home before moving to Chicago and Paris to focus on his writing career, as a journalist. His first short stories were mainly about Michigan via his alter ego, Nick Adams.
IN ATTENDANCE:  Director George A. Colburn, an independent documentary writer-producer-director since 1982, who received his PhD in history from MSU and was an East Lansing City Council member from 1971 – 73.
Fred Svoboda of East Lansing, a professor of English at the University of Michigan – Flint,
who is one of the scholars featured in the film.

Christopher Struble, president of the Michigan Hemingway Society, to comment on the film’s content and point-of-view.
Robin Lee Berry, who wrote and performs the documentary’s theme song, “Gone Wild.” She will perform after the film.

 

Wednesday, April 4
7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
Tickets: $8, $6 for seniors (65+),  $3 students  

The 21st East Lansing Film Festival is now accepting film submissions through Film Freeway. Submission fees discounted for early entries.

 

 

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