Wednesday, April 3rd, 6pm
Io, l'Altro, Mohsen Melliti, 2006
Giuseppe and Youssef are fishermen. Giuseppe is an Italian, while Youssef is an Arab. They work on the same boat and the two colleagues share everything, including their first name: Joseph. One day, Giuseppe hears a disturbing report on the ship's radio. The report is a warning about a suspected terrorist who happens to have the same name as Giuseppe's trusted partner: Yousef Ben Ali. Giuseppe suspects that he is being double-crossed by his once faithful friend. A cat-and-mouse game ensues, as the two try to outwit each other aboard the ship, alone in the middle of the sea.
This film is in Italian with English subtitles.
Saturday, April 6th, 6pm
Celebration of the donation of the painting "The Prophet" by Louis Lanzi
Louis Leonardo Lanzi (1924-2014) was born in Nanticoke, PA, son of Italian immigrants from Anagni (Lazio). A long-time resident of Rochester, NY, he worked for 29 years as an art director and artist at Eastman Kodak. Lou was a well-known artist in the region and an enthusiastic participant in the Rochester arts community.
Reception to Follow!