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Introducing the Italian Film Festival
(released 4/1/2005)
By Douglas Lorah

Italian Cinema is the newest addition to this year's Sorrento Cheese Festa Italiana in Ybor City! Festa's first annual Italian Film Festival will debut Saturday night, April 2nd... under the stars and will include the classic works of Fellini, Rossellini & Virzì.

Festa's Italian Film Festival will also include informal conversations about Italian Cinema before & after each film with local newspaper film critics and distinguished professors from USF. And it's FREE!

Saturday 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Corner of 7th Ave & 18th St. (Across from The Italian Club)

Featuring:

5:30pm Film Discussion - Dr. Phillip Sipiora
6:00pm Roma, Città Aperta (Open City) directed by: Roberto Rossellini
8:00pm Intermission/ Rinfresco (refreshments available)
8:30pm Film Discussion - Dr. Silvio Gaggi
9:00pm La Strada directed by: Federico Fellini


Sunday 2:30pm to 5pm
The Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Ave - (Second Floor)

Featuring:

2:30pm Film Discussion - Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia, Bob Ross
3:00pm Caterina va in città (Caterina in the Big City) directed by: Paolo Virzì
4:30pm Film Discussion


Film Discussion Panelists:

Dr. Phillip Sipiora
Associate Professor, USF English Dept.

Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia
Assistant Professor of Italian Studies and Head of Italian Program at USF, Dept. of World Language Education

Dr. Silvio Gaggi
Professor and Chair Department of Humanities & American Studies, USF

Bob Ross
Film Critic, The Tampa Tribune

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