Italian film buff, professor, and author Joseph Luzzi will present an excursion into classic Italian cinema, showing the greatest works ever to appear on the Italian screen, clips from masterpieces by Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Roberto Rossellinim and others on September 28 at 1:30pm at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck. The discussion will be followed by a reception at Market Street and includes a complimentary glass of wine and hors d'ouevres ($20), or for $35, you get a copy of Luzzi's recent memoir, My Two Italies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Visit Upstate Films for more details.
A frequent contributor of essays and reviews to publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, the London Times Literary Supplement, Luzzi is the author of the forthcoming A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2014).