The Anti-Mafia Film Series presents La mafia uccide solo d’estate

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The Anti-Mafia Film Series presents La mafia uccide solo d’estate

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The Anti-Mafia Film Series presents La mafia uccide solo d’estate

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 from 1:25 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Location

Olin Hall, 225

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

Centered on Arturo, a middle-class boy living in Palermo in the 1970s-1980s, this film shows his gradual awareness of the murderous evil of La Cosa Nostra and his moral awakening. The city’s residents would have preferred to ignore the cancerous presence of the Mafia, but the brazen murders of honest politicians, magistrates, journalists force them to confront it, especially after the magistrates Falcone and Borsellino successfully prosecute some 300 members of the Mafia and pay for it with their lives. Initially Arturo is fascinated both by the mobbed-up premier Giulio Andreotti, and believes Andreotti’s -- and his parents’ -- lies about the mafia not existing in Sicily. The film’s tonal balance is remarkable; at times it is hilariously funny; at others, heartbreaking. As the mafia crimes escalate, one feels despair, but at the film’s marvelous conclusion, hope is restored. La mafia uccide solo in d’estate is without doubt one of the best films ever made about the scourge of Cosa Nostra.

  • Subtitled in English.
  • All are wecome.
  • Watch the trailer.

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still from film

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