Casa Italiana

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Wednesday, September 4th, 6:00 PM

Cinema Vitti:

Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abbandoned), Pietro Germi, 1964


How far would a family go to maintain its honor? This film, following in the commedia all'italiana tradition of director Pietro Germi's earlier Divorzio all'italiana ("Divorce, Italian Style," 1961), interrogates the problematic Sicilian practice of matrimonio riparatore (rehabilitating marriage), in which young couples whose secret trysts were discovered were forced to marry in order to protect their families' reputations. An inward-looking satire of Southern Italian customs, Sedotta e Abbandonata promises an entertaining yet sincere look at Sicilian society.


Italian with English subtitles

Thursday, September 5th, 6:00 PM

Puglia e Basilicata Tour Info Meeting



Come to our trip presentation as we discuss details and itinerary of the Casa'a June 2020 trip to Puglia and Basilicata! This trip around the beautiful cities of Southern Italy includes hotel stays, bus tours, excursions, on-site lectures on historical and cultural aspects of each town, and so much more.

Sunday, September 8th, 2:00 PM

Cinema Lanzafame:

La Scomparsa di Pato' (The Disappearance of Pato'), Rocco Mortelliti, 2012


Based on the historical novel by Andrea Camilleri, The Disappearance of Pato' is set the Easter weekend of 1890 in the Sicilian town of Vigata. Two rival investigators look into the disappearance of Antonio Pato', a quiet accountant who vanishes after his performance as Judas in the town's annual Passion Play.

Italian with English subtitles