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A Clown from Rimini Named Fellini - A Lecture Series by Dr. Franco Gallippi



A Clown from Rimini Named Fellini - A Lecture Series by Dr. Franco Gallippi

The aim of this lecture series is to commemorate Fellini’s hundredth birthday (January 20, 2020) by taking a journey through the decades of the Maestro’s filmography. Each lecture will be dedicated to two decades of Fellini’s career by concentrating on certain dominant themes that characterize the films of the decade in question. Whatever the decade, the clown and the circus are a constant presence in Fellini’s films. This presence is worth exploring.

Lecture 1: “Fellini’s Beginnings and his Masterpieces” - Thursday, January 16 | 10am - 12 pm

Lecture 2: “Fellini and TV Culture: The 1980s and Early 1990s” - Thursday, January 23 | 10am - 12 pm

Each lecture ends with a clip from one of Fellini’s films followed by a Q&A.

Dr. Franco Gallippi completed his PhD thesis, Calvino: Reader of Leopardi and Galileo, at the University of Toronto. He was Assistant Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, where he taught Italian language, literature, and cinema for several years. He is presently teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto, and is a public lecturer at Hot Docs and continuing education associations based in Toronto. His publications have appeared as chapters in books, and in academic journals in Italy, Canada, and the United States. His forthcoming book examines the works of Italian writer Italo Calvino.

Tickets: $20 General Public/ $15 IIC Students per conference.
Reservation is required. To register please email


Date: Da Thursday, January 16, 2020 a Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street


Dr. Franco Gallippi