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Forgotten Gems with Maaza Mengiste

In conversation with Antonio Monda

December 7, 2023
7:00 pm

This event is part of Le Conversazioni

Forgotten Gems
with Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste, writer

in conversation with
Antonio Monda, NYU


Forgotten Gems is a series that takes place at Casa Italiana as part of the literary festival Le Conversazioni that focuses on films that the speakers believe worthy of being [re]discovered. Antonio Monda and his guest each choose three films to present and discuss (accompanied by clips). This season’s fourth guest is novelist, essayist, and photographer Maaza Mengiste.

The selected films are:
Adua e le compagne (1960) by Antonio Pietrangeli
The King of Comedy (1982) by Martin Scorsese
You Will Die at Twenty (2019) by Ahmad Abu Alala
A Sunday in the Country (1984) by Bertrand Tavernier
The Killer (1989) by John Woo
La Ricotta (1963) by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Bonus film:
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) by Charles Crichton

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