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Ramapo College Presents Spring 2019 Italian Language Film Series

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 18, 2018

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 2019 semester. The films, in conjunction with the Italian Cinema course, will be shown on select Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in ASB-135. 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 Federico Fellini, Vittorio de Sica and Paolo Virzi, 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 30 – Ladri de Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief, 1948) directed by Vittorio de Sica; set in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy.

February 13 – Amarcord (1974) directed by Federico Fellini; combines the free form and make-believe splendor with comic, bittersweet feeling for character and narrative from some of Fellini’s best films of the 1950s.

February 27 – C’eravamo tanto amati (We All Loved Each Other So Much, 1974) directed by Ettore Scola; the story follows three friends who met in 1944 while fighting the Nazis and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life when the war is over.

March 13 – La Notte Di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars, 1982) directed by the Taviani Brothers; the film follows several inhabitants of an Italian town who flee during the end of World War II.

March 27 – Ferie d’Agosto (1996) directed by Paolo Virzi; the film focuses on the controversies between two Italian families during their summer holidays in Ventotene, a tiny island in the Tirrenian Sea.

April 10 – Benvenuti al Sud (Welcome to the South, 2010) directed by Luca Miniero; Overwhelmed by his wife, a Northern Italy postal worker feigns a disability to request a transfer to Milan where he is unmasked and sent for two years to a far and tiny village near Naples. The challenge comes when he has to explain this to his wife.

April 24 – L’Ordine delle Cose (The Order of Things, 2017) directed by Andrea Segre; an immigration agent is torn between the job and his humanity.

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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