Opening Night, The Crafts of Cinema: Costume Design
October 31 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Elebash Recital Hall – The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave btw 34 and 35 street, NY, NY

Opening remarks by Professor Eugenia Paulicelli, founder and director of IC_CUNY.

A Master Class with:
– Four-time Oscar winner and David di Donatello winner Milena Canonero
– Oscar and Tony winner Ann Roth
– Emmy and David di Donatello nominee Carlo Poggioli
– Two time Emmy winner Donna Zakowska

Those renowned guests will join the President and Artistic Director of the Academy of Italian Cinema David di Donatello Awards Piera Detassis, to discuss their work and the relationship between American and Italian cinema. This is the first international master class, and the first in North America, for the Italian Academy of Cinema.

In 2020 the David di Donatello awards will celebrate their 65th anniversary. The first ceremony took place in 1956 at the Cinema Fiamma in Rome. For the first time a gold miniature of the David di Donatello, made exclusively by BVLGARI, was awarded to filmmakers such as Walt Disney, and actors Gina Lollobrigida and Vittorio De Sica. The David Di Donatello awards for the best international and Italian achievements in cinema were created in the post-war years when there was an urgent need to rebuild cultural and economic relationships between Italy and other countries especially between Italy and the USA.

Fashion and Film: Creative Hybridities
Eugenia Paulicelli, IC-CUNY and Roberto Bessi, Annamode 1946 and Annamode Foundation. An Illustrated Conversation

American premiere of the short film by Maria Tilli (CSC) about a project and workshop funded by Louis Vuitton on a modern reinterpretation of a 1780 dress, featuring costume designer Maurizio Millenotti and Piero Tosi. CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National School of Cinema). The film was included in the exhibition on Piero Tosi, Exercises in Beauty, (Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 2018) curated by Stefano Iachetti.


Contemporary Italian Cinema
November 13 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Segal Theatre – The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave btw 34 and 35 street, NY, NY

The New Made in Italy (film trailer) series “Cesare Attolini: Made in Naples”
presented by Eugenia Paulicelli, Massimo Mascolo and Claudio Napoli

Stolen Caravaggio (Una storia senza nome, dir. Roberto Andò, 2018)
Followed by a Q&A with the screenwriter of Stolen Caravaggio, Angelo Pasquini and Antonio Falduto, President of Controluce.

*A screening and Q&A of Stolen Caravaggio will take place at Queens College CUNY, Rosenthal 23, on November 14 at 5pm.

Hybrid Intersections: Fashion, Costume, Cinema and Television
December 5 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Segal Theatre – The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave btw 34 and 35 street, NY, NY

A conversation with:
Siobhan Nestor (New York City Ballet) and Deepsikha Chatterjee (Hunter and CUNY Graduate Center)
3:00pm to 4:00pm

The New Made in Italy. Video series showcasing the story behind Italian excellence in Fashion, Costume Design and Cultural Heritage by Massimo Mascolo, Claudio Napoli, Eugenia Paulicelli.
Followed by a Q&A with the authors
4:15pm to 5:15pm

A Master Class with:
Two time Donatello Award winner Daniela Ciancio
Costume Concept Artist Christian Cordella
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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