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Film Discussion Brunch: Italian Neo-Realism Films
• What we'll do Do you like talking movies? Do you like eating lunch? Why not combine the two as our gathering of film buffs leads to free flowing conversations on movies of any and every type. For our film discussion lunches, we will be starting out with a designated topic decided at a previous lunch, whether a filmmaker, era, style, country or genre. Italian neorealism, also known as the Golden Age of Italian Cinema, is a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors. Italian neorealism films mostly contend with the difficult economic and moral conditions of post-World War II Italy, representing changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including poverty, oppression, injustice, and desperation. Main works we'll be talking about: Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945) Paisan (Roberto Rossellini, 1946) Il bandito (Alberto Lattuada, 1946) Germany, Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948) Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) The Earth Trembles (Luchino Visconti, 1948) Bitter Rice (Giuseppe De Santis, 1949) Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini 1956) Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini 1957) Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961) • What to bring • Important to know

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