The Spring 2013 Film Series will recount some of the murkiest and unsolved episodes

in the last 50 years of Italian history

Piazza Fontana: the Italian Conspiracy

By Marco Tullio Giordana, 2012, 129’

In Italian with English subtitles

Presented by Cristina Gragnani, Professor of Italian at Temple University

Marco Tullio Giordana (Pasolini. An Italian Crime; The Hundred Steps; The Best of Youth) delivers a Machiavellian drama, based on a book by Paolo Cucchiarelli, which dissects the Piazza Fontana bombing, highlighting the manipulations and tragic consequences of the event and subsequent investigations. An explosion at the Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Milan in 1969 resulted in 17 deaths and injured dozens more. The protests sweeping Europe and the fear of communism led the police to focus their investigations on anarchist groups. But the Police Commissioner is convinced it is not that simple. When known non-violent protestor Giuseppe Pinelli dies in police custody, Calabresi’s enquiries reveal a conspiracy to discredit the Left by foreign and state governments, the police, the secret service through to neo-fascists. Intriguingly complicated and politically nuanced, Romanzo di una strage is an ever-twisting conspiracy of lies, intrigue and dirty politics. The meticulously staged real life story is both enthralling and gripping.

Thursday February 21, 6:00 pm

America-Italy Society of Philadelphia

1420 Walnut Street, Suite 310, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission is free, but an RSVP is necessary. Please RSVP by contacting The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia either by phone at (215)[masked] or by e-mail at [masked].