Italian Film Festival enters seventh year

Rebekah Camp, Staff Reporter

This year’s Italian Film Festival USA of Cleveland will be held from April 3-24, 2014.

The festival is sponsored by FIAT, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University’s Italian Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

These organizations collaborated with CWRU’s very own Film Society and the Italian club, La Dolce Vita, to put on this year’s festival.

The seventh annual Italian Film Festival will show four films:

“Teorema Venezia,” or “The Venice Syndrome,” on Thursday, April 3—7:00 p.m.
A documentary about tourism in Venice and how the 50,000 tourists affect the 48,000 (and dropping) residents and their way of life.

“Viva la Libertà,” or “Long Live Freedom,” on Tuesday, April 8—7:00 p.m.
A political drama about a missing politician and his identical twin brother.

“The Women Workers’ War” on Tuesday, April 15—7:00 p.m.
A documentary about two women: one who leads a sit-in and another who operates a cookie factory.
The director of this film will be present for a Q-and-A session after the film.

“Bianca Come il Latte, Rossa Come il Sangue,” or “White as Milk, Red as Blood,” on Thursday, April 24—7:00 p.m.
A drama about a 16-year-old student who is encouraged by a new philosophy teacher to follow his dreams.

All films shown during the festival are free and open to the public.

The screenings will be held in Strosacker Auditorium on CWRU’s campus.

Please visit or email Denise Caterinacci at for further information.