The Migrant Transatlantic Voyage in Italian Early Silent Films

Event Details
  The Migrant Transatlantic Voyage in Italian Early Silent Films
  September 27, 2012 6:00 PM
  September 27, 2012
  Leshowitz Hall, John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University

A unique opportunity to view a rare, restored silent film, Dagli Appennini alle Ande/From the Apennines to the Andes by Umb Paradisi (1916), with an original score performed live by Chris Opperman (Cali School of Music) and Marco Cappelli.

Adapted from the De Amicis' classic book Cuore (1886), the film will be the point of departure for Stony Brook University Prof. Jacqueline Reich’s introductory lecture about the Italian cinematic production focusing on the transatlantic voyage of Italian emigrants in the early 20th century.

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Sponsored and organized by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies with the Cali School of Music and the Coccia Institute for the Italian experience in America.