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Ramapo College Presents Spring 2016 Italian Language Film Series

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 16, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies at Ramapo College presents the lineup for its Italian Language Film Series for the Spring 2016 semester. The films, in conjunction with the Italian Cinema course, will be shown on select Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in ASB-136. Discussions will follow the screenings. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Italian Language Film Series offers Ramapo students an opportunity to experience the innovations that Italian cinema has contributed to the art of movie-making, while also allowing students the option of fulfilling their CEC components. The series, which features iconic directors such as Roberto Rossellini, Frederico Fellini, Giuseppe Tornatore and Paolo Sorrentino, allows students to experience the Italian language through film, immersing them in a more visual and interactive method of learning that will aid their overall understanding of Italian.

The films and dates are as follows:

January 27Rome, Open City (Roma Citta Aperta, 1945) directed by Roberto Rossellini; features Aldo Fabrizi and Anna Magnani; set in Rome during the Nazi occupation in 1944.

February 10 – La Strada (1954) directed by Federico Fellini; stars Anthony Quinn, Guiletta Masina and Richard Basehart.

February 24Seduced and Abandoned (1963) directed by Pietro Germi Agnese; stars Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli and Aldo Puglisi.

March 9Amarcord (1974) directed by Federico Fellini; stars Magali Noel, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Maria Antoinietta Beluzzi and Armando Brancia.

March 23Cinema Paradiso (1990) directed by Giuseppe Tornatore; stars Salvatore Cascio, Phillippe Noiret, Marco Leonardo, Jacques Perrin and Agnese Nano.

April 6Benvenuti Al Sud (Welcome to the South, 2010) directed by Luca Miniero; cast includes Claudio Bisio, Angela Finocchiaro, Valentina Lodovini, Alessandro Siani and Giacomo Rizzo.

April 20La Giovinezza (Youth, 2015) directed by Paolo Sorrentino; stars Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda.

For information, contact Professor Rosina D’Angelo at or call 201-684-7408.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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