“Cinema e Misteri d’Italia” Film Series Presents: “Salvatore Giuliano” by Francesco Rosi

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
1026 Public Ledger Building, 150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia , PA 19106
United States

The film, Salvatore Giuliano – by Francesco Rosi (1962, 123’, in Italian with English subtitles), will be introduced by Gabriella Romani, Associate Professor of Italian at Seton Hall University.

In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to do their fighting, and the days leading up to and following Giuliano's death.

After Sicily's self-rule is declared, will the outlaws be pardoned as promised? And why does Giuliano order his gang to fire on a peaceful May Day rally? Police, Carabinieri, and Mafia have their uses for him. There is a trial after his death: will the truth come out or does the code of silence help protect those in power?

This masterpiece by renowned director Francesco Rosi is one of the best 100 Italian films of all time. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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