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Foreign Exchange by Elina Alter
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European Cinema at the 54th New York Film Festival

Rosa Barba by Joan Jonas
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During a train ride from New York to Massachusetts, Rosa Barba and Joan Jonas exchanged thoughts on volcanoes, deserts, and poetry, on film versus video, and the layering of time and place in their works.

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Selected Poetry, Edited and Translated by Stephen Sartarelli by Jonas Mekas
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That summer, that hot Roman summer afternoon, I see you sitting on the curb, waiting for the door to open, & seeing all those movies, yes, that hot Roman summer day.

We Have a Pope by Nicholas Elliott
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A Pope-to-be gives the “No thanks” to the Vatican. Where’s Skywalker when you need him?

Federico Fellini: The Book of Dreams by David Kramer
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What makes dreams so confounding and revealing is their juxtaposition of things known or remembered with the complete mysteries that lurk in the subconscious.

Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful (La Vitá é Bella) by Minna Proctor
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In an early scene of Life is Beautiful, Guido (Benigni), an assimilated Jew, poses as a Fascist official in order to steal a moment with the woman he loves, and finds himself in the awkward position of having to expostulate on racial superiority to a room full of schoolchildren

Carl Palazzolo: A Personal History of Italian Film by Betsy Sussler
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The icons of our affair with Italian cinema, from La Dolce Vita to L’Avventura, become the painted matter, stilled and contemplative, of Palazzolo’s new body of work. 

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