On Thursday, March 29th, at 7:00 pm, the Italian American Film Festival at MSU comes to a close with perhaps the most unique part of the series: a collection of short independent films by Italian American directors, some never seen in New Jersey before.
The Italian American Short Film Night privileges those stories that Hollywood doesn't feature about Italian Americans, from an Italian family's first traumatic experience on Ellis Island, to an ordinary young man's attempts at self-assertion in a middle-class Italian American New Jersey family. The films span various topics, time periods, and tonalities, but there's sure to be something for everyone in the collection!
The films that will be shown are as follows:
Passage, by Matthew Marshall;
Washing Walls with Mrs. G., by Tony Bubba;
Pishadoo, by Matthew Bonifacio;
Taddo, by Aaron Matthews;
8mm Dreams, by Brooke Maroldi;
and Bust a Move, by Philip Botti.
The director Philip Botti will present the program, organized by the Dean's Office of the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Spanish and Italian, the Italian American Student Organization, and FIERI North Jersey. It is free and open to the public. See the Film Festival homepage for more details.