CIAO PROFESORE! - Italian Cinema with Irene P. Eckert
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Italian Cinema with Irene P. Eckert

CIAO PROFESORE!
(Io speriamo che me la cavo)
Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16

An error puts a strict teacher from Northern Italy with street-smart third graders to the South.

In a bureaucratic error, a teacher from the prosperous North is assigned to a ramshackle school in an impoverished Southern village. Marco inspires his students and their families with an interest in school. In return, his pupils help him shed some of his cultural baggage, teaching him about the joys and trials of surviving chaos. (Italy, 1993, 100 min. color, Italian with English subtitles, Dir. Lina Wertmüller)

Film Historian, Irene P. Eckert has been presenting films throughout Long Island for 12 years. She previously taught social studies and psychology at Northport High School for 35 years. An Italian immigrant herself, she not only examines Italian cinema but its cultural and historical significances.