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Lecture, Film and Dinner March 5

Update March 5 at 2:00 p.m

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Join fellow SPSCA members on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 6:00 pm for a lecture, Italian movie, and dinner! Professor Antonio Iannotta will be the lecturer. Dr. Iannotta was born, raised and educated in Italy. Currently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Italian at the University of San Diego and the Artistic Director of the San Diego Italian Film Festival.
Film: Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned)
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm Lecture, 6:30-8:30 pm Film viewing; 8:30 pm dinner
Where:  Ark Theater for film and lecture. Tutta Bella for dinner
Fellow SPSCA Member Cost: $20 for movie and lecture
          $60 movie, lecture, and dinner at Tutta Bella

Non-Member Cost: $24 for movie and lecture, $70 movie, lecture, and dinner at Tutta Bella

Dr. Iannotta will lecture on Commedia all’italiana and the film’s director, Pietro Germi. We will then be watching the film, Sedotta e Abbandonata. The Italian film we will be screening was released in 1964, and set in a small town in Sicily. Described as shotgun weddings, kidnapping, attempted murder, emergency dental work—the things Don Vincenzo will do to restore his family’s honor! Pietro Germi’s Seduced and Abandoned was the follow-up to his international sensation Divorce Italian Style, and
in many ways it’s even more audacious—a rollicking yet raw series of escalating comic
calamities that ensue in a small village when sixteen-year-old Agnese (the beautiful
Stefania Sandrelli) loses her virginity at the hands of her sister’s lascivious fiancé.
Merciless and mirthful, Seduced and Abandoned skewers Sicilian social customs and
pompous patriarchies with a sly, devilish grin.
Included in dinner is a welcome glass of Prosecco, choice of 2 appetizers, 2 salads, 4 pizzas and 1 tiramisù.
Reservation: Don’t delay! This event is strictly limited to 40 guests.
Register today! There will be no refunds, but reservations are transferable.
For Bus or light rail directions, press here. It’s a 3 minute walk between the theater and Tutta Bella. Street parking available, as well as the Diamond lot east of Tutta Bella.

Not a member? Join us at the drop-down menu above. For questions on the event, please contact the coordinator at event.spsca@gmail.com