What is Italian Cinema CUNY?

IC-CUNY (Italian Cinema CUNY) is an educational project aimed at creating a deeper understanding of the art of Italian cinema from its origins to the present day. Showcasing film directors past and present and spotlighting scholars and professionals who have promoted the diffusion of Italy’s cinematic gems internationally, IC-CUNY seeks to foster greater appreciation of the cultural heritage of Italian cinema for a wide public.

Why Italian Cinema CUNY? 

The mission of IC-CUNY is to bring an appreciation of the cultural heritage of Italian cinema to the attention of a wider public and in the context of European and global cinema and media. IC-CUNY showcases the work of film directors past and present and encourages the sharing of insights and analysis about cinema and screen media. It spotlights the archives and work of scholars and professionals who contribute to the restoration of films and promotes the diffusion of these historical gems internationally. Contemporary films are an integral part of the IC-CUNY’s focus and an important element of IC-CUNY’s mission to create lively and ongoing exchange and dialogue between Italy and America.

When Italian Cinema CUNY takes place?

IC-CUNY (Italian Cinema CUNY) debuts at Queens College/CUNY’s Made in Italy Festival of Cinema, Arts and culture, October 18-30 2017. The festival is also part of The Fabric of Cultures exhibition at the Art Center, Queens College (October – December 2017).

Please, have a look at our Calendar for a full list of events.

Where is Italian Cinema CUNY located?

IC-CUNY is housed at Queens College/CUNY in the Department of European Language and Literatures and partners within CUNY with the Departments of History at Queens College, Comparative Literature and the Italian  Specialization at the Graduate Center.

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