Be careful when you... compliment a baby, spill olive oil, see nuns, lay your hat on a bed, see an owl, place bread on the dinner table, etc. Italians are a superstitious lot.
Learn all about one of the most widely held superstitions of all time and the protective measures against it as we watch a documentary film (in English). The award-winning movie, called Mal'occhio, was released in 2010 by Canadian filmmakers and details the global superstition that is neither spoken about openly nor referred to by name. Read about the documentary and see the trailer at www.redheadproductions.com/malocchio_page.html.
The film runs 52 minutes so we'll have time afterwards to chat. Feel free to share your stories about Italian superstitions -- and to bring your own corno or other amulet.
Note: The library closes at 9:00 pm (and issues a "last call" public address announcement fifteen minutes beforehand) so we'll be finished and out the door by then.