Film Screening and Q&A: La Scoperta Dell'alba

Chapman University's Italian Studies group hosts a special screening tonight of the fantasy-drama La Scoperta Dell'alba (Discovery at Dawn). Based on a novel penned by Rome's former mayor Walter Veltroni, the film follows two story lines, one set in 1981 and the other in 2011. We meet Caterina, who, through a time-traveling telephone, is able to reach her father, a professor murdered some 30 years earlier by the Red Brigades, an Italian terrorist group. Directed by award-winning film-maker and philosopher Susanna Nicchiarelli, and translated into English by Douglas Hofstadter, a Pulitzer-winning cognitive scientist, this Italian film is a beautifully constructed piece of dramatic fiction. Nicchiarelli will personally introduce the movie and hold a question-and-answer session after the screening.

Mon., Sept. 22, 7 p.m., 2014

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