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Film: Salvatore Giuliano




A film by Francesco Rosi, 1962, 123’, black and white

In Italian with English subtitles

Presented by Gabriella Romani, Associate Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University

Friday February 15th, 6:00 pm

Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia

1026 Public Ledger Building (10th Floor)

150 South Independence Mall West - Philadelphia, PA 19106


In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to do their fighting, and the days leading up to and following Giuliano's death. After Sicily's self-rule is declared, will the outlaws be pardoned as promised? And why does Giuliano order his gang to fire on a peaceful May Day rally? Police, Carabinieri, and Mafia have their uses for him. There is a trial after his death: will the truth come out or does the code of silence help protect those in power? This masterpiece by renowned director Francesco Rosi is one of the best 100 Italian films of all time.

Admission is free, but an RSVP is necessary. Please RSVP by contacting the Italian Consulate of Philadelphia either by phone at (215)[masked] or by e-mail at [masked]

If you arrive after 6:00 pm, please use the entrance on Chestnut Street (the entrance on 6th Street will be closed).





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  • Pete A.

    I will try to convince my friend from Italy to attend...

    February 14, 2013

  • Marcos S

    maybe - if I am done grading exams

    February 12, 2013

  • Astrit Kodhelaj (.

    This is my first time I hope I can be there on time

    February 10, 2013

  • G. A.

    Sarà un piacere di vederLa.

    February 7, 2013

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