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Still of Luigi Zampa’s Angelina (1947) courtesy Il Cinema Ritrovato


Celebrate Italian Cinema: Anna Magnani on Screen

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required
  • Drop-In Registration

Introduced by Céline Stéphanie Pozzi, L’Immagine Ritrovata

Oscar-winning Italian actor Anna Magnani plays Angelina, a commanding working class presence who, along with other women in her community, fights for the right to move into a new block of apartments built on the ruins of her hometown after the Second World War. Through struggle and tenacity, she eventually builds a workers’ movement and becomes a member of parliament fighting for representation and equality.  (L'Onorevole Angelina, Luigi Zampa, 1947, Italian with English subtitles, DCP, 92 minutes)

This screening will be preceded by the short film The Human Voice, a unique cinematic collaboration and interpretation of Jean Cocteau’s play by the French artist with director Roberto Rossellini. The relationship was initiated and encouraged by Anna Magnani herself, who stars in the longer film L’amore from which this part is excerpted. (Una Voce Umana-L’Amore, Roberto Rossellini, 1948, Italian with English subtitles, DCP, 35 minutes)

The end time for this event is estimated. End times may vary with post-screening discussion, audience Q&A, or other factors. All film events finish by 5:00 p.m.