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Every Monday Morning

Dr. Mautner's radioshow
Tune into WNHU 88.7FM
Listeners can either tune in or stream in live -
(Show is every Monday morning.)

"The Art Of Living Well" Radioshow. (Hosted by Dr. Mautner - her show goes over the negative press and stereotyping of Italians by the media.)


Every Sunday Morning
Approx. 10:30AM

Len will be featured on WICC, 600AM, for the Italian House Party show!

Each Sunday morning, Len will speak of Italian events and culture for the week.


April 19-22, 2018

Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street - New Haven, CT

The 13th Annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema runs April 19 to 22 at Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, showing a slate of 5 films. The festival is presented by the Italian Language and Literature Dept. All screenings are free and open to the public.

The series opens April 19 at 7:30 PM with "Love and Bullets". This is a comic crime musical about a hit man told to kill a witness who turns out to be the only woman he ever loved.

The title on April 20 at 7:30 PM is "The Father of Italy", a drama about a woman searching for the father of her unborn child.

On April 21, there are two screenings of, "Let Yourself Go". One is at 7:00 PM followed by a second screening at 9:30 PM. People interested in attending the early screening should arrive at 6:30. The comedy tells the story of a psychoanalyst whose life is changed by his personal trainer.

The series closes on April 22 with two films: at 2 PM is "The War of Bumpkins", a story of a rivalry between gangs of boys. At 4 PM the final film is"Everything You Want" a comic drama about a man with his young companion.

They are all free and open to the public.

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May 7, 2018

Circolo Sportivo
2500 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT

Prof. Millicent Marcus will screen the movie "We Have a Pope" which is a dramatic comedy about a Pope who has been newly elected, suffers a panic attack just before he's scheduled to appear on St Peter's balcony to greet the people who have been patiently awaiting the conclave's decision as to who will be named pope.

When his advisors can't convince him he's the right man for the job, they seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst, who also happens to be an atheist. But the new pope's fear of the responsibility that has been placed upon him is something he has to come to terms with on his own.

This event is free and open to the public. Do invite family, friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

Millicent Marcus (Ph.D. Yale, 1974) specializes in Italian culture from the interdisciplinary perspectives of literature, history, and film. She is the author of An Allegory of Form: Literary Self-Consciousness in the Decameron, (Stanford French and Italian Studies, l979), Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism (Princeton, l986), Filmmaking by the Book: Italian Cinema and Literary Adaptation (Johns Hopkins, l993), After Fellini: National Cinema in the Postmodern Age (Johns Hopkins, 2002), and Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz (University of Toronto, 2007), as well as journal articles and encyclopedia entries on her fields of interest. Because literacy in the 21st century must be broadened to include the mass media as well as the written text, she brings a cultural studies approach to her teaching and research.

Individuals $40 and Families $60
Mail to:  Leonard S. Paoletta
 19 Old Sport Hill Road
     Easton,  CT 06612