Sundays at the Center – Movies, Opera, Lectures
Activities at the Center continue providing interesting Italian movies, operas and lectures. The doors open at 2:00pm and the program begins at 2:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Please call to reserve your seat at no charge. See the current newsletter for descriptions of these programs:
February 23 – Movie – Golden Door
Desperate and poor Southern Italian family seeks a way out, and, having heard reports of rivers running in milk and coins falling off of trees, leave their stony rural cottage and buy passage to America. The trip to the boat, aboard the boat, and at Ellis Island is one of wonder and hope and usually very little dialogue. A magical movie that succeeds in illustrating the other, humble, ordinary and tough passage to the new world without mafia dons or violence. The huge disadvantage of illiteracy is beautifully illustrated here, and the risks associated with leaving behind everything. Amazing, touching, real. The customs and rules of early 20th century already seem archaic, even though it was less than 100 years ago.