The series explores the phenomenon of immigration from and to Italy from a variety of perspectives.
Spike Lee's acclaimed comedy-drama explores the simmering racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood between African-American residents and the Italian-American owners of a local pizzeria.
Films by award-winning directors Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee will be presented in November.
Dr. Joseph Luzzi, the child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, will discuss Italian immigration to America.
Through lectures, film series, food events, discussions, workshops, and more, the CIC will examine the impact and legacy of the emigration of Italians to the United States and contemporary migration into Italy.
Fred Plotkin, a popular expert on opera and everything relating to Italy, will serve as a virtual guide to this in-person evening dedicated to the special pleasures of Italian cheese and wine.
Guest speaker Elizabeth Krause will look at slow figs and fast fashion to answer "What's Authentic?"
The spring programming continues with a screening of the documentary film "Stracci" on March 16.
"The Truffle Hunters" tells the story of a handful of quirky old men who search for rare, expensive and delicious white Alba truffles deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy.
The collection includes 93 letters, postcards, and medals, depicting a military life that was tragically cut short while serving in the Navy in World War II.