Giorno della Memoria: A Film Screening and Discussion of Lucus a Lucendo. A Place of Light

Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm

Hunter College Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, Room 424-North Bldg. East 69th St. bet. Park & Lex. Avenues (South entrance)

Lucus a Lucendo. A Place of Light (2019, Caucaso/Luce Cinecittà).

Screening and discussion with Alessandra Lancellotti and Enrico Masi. With the expression “Lucus a non lucendo,” in Cristo si è fermato a Eboli, Carlo Levi describes the landscape of Lucania (Basilicata) where the Fascist regime confined him as an enemy of the state. In the light and darkness of the desert land in which the writer imagines a “little Jerusalem,” Levi’s human and artistic gaze moves from Turin’s horizon toward workers, mothers, and children: the southerners whom the nation had conquered and abandoned. Levi’s nephew Stefano Levi Della Torre and historian Carlo Ginzburg trace the steps of his journey in the landscapes of his confinement: the director’s ancestral land.

Co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Consulate General of Italy

NOTA BENE: This event will NOT be held at the Calandra Institute.