Thu, Aug 15 | Italian Association of San Diego

FREE MOVIE NIGHT SERIES: Amarcord

Join us for a free Italian movie night with English subtitles! Doors open @ 5:30pm for aperitivo and discussion. Movie starts @ 6:00pm.
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FREE MOVIE NIGHT SERIES: Amarcord

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Italian Association of San Diego, 2801 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA, USA

About the Event

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano (situated near the ancient walls of Rimini) in 1930s Fascist Italy. The film's title (pronounced [amarˈkɔrd]) is a univerbation of the Romagnolo phrase "a m'arcord" ("I remember"). The title then became a neologism of the Italian language, with the meaning of 'nostalgic revocation'. Titta's sentimental education is emblematic of Italy's "lapse of conscience." Fellini skewers Mussolini's ludicrous posturings and those of a Catholic Church that "imprisoned Italians in a perpetual adolescence" by mocking himself and his fellow villagers in comic scenes that underline their incapacity to adopt genuine moral responsibility or outgrow foolish sexual fantasies.

The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for two more Academy Awards: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

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