FILMS supplement Conference on Nov. 7 and Nov. 18


Michael DiLauro

Michael DiLauro



November 7 6:30 pm Damen Student Center Cinema

La Mia Strada, a feature length documentary offers a perspective on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary italian culture and history of families divided by an ocean with its Italian-American counterpart. The director, Michael DiLauro will be on hand to talk about the art of the documentary and his own quest to connect with his Abruzzo roots.  With commentary by Silvio Marchetti, Director Italian Cultural Institute Chicago which is the sponsor of this eventiic_logo







November 18, Monday, 6:30-9:30 Damen Student Center Cinema
Household Saints, a film by Nancy Savoca. A Fineline Features film, a story of three ordinary women for who the harsh domestic realities of post-world war II Little Italy (NYC) are miraculously transfer into something magical. Savoca, the diretor of the critically acclaimed Dogfith and True Love,, directs Tracy Ullman, Lili Taylor, and Vincent D’Onofrio in an adaptation of the novel by Francine Prose. The director will be with us to talk about the art of film-making, her Italian American heritage, and her special devotion to this film.

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About Dominic Candeloro

Dominic Candeloro, 1401 Cleveland Avenue LaGrange Park, IL 60526, 708-354-0952 Cell 847-951-910 2012-13-Adjunct Prof. Italian American History, Loyola University Chicago 1981-present—Part-time volunteer program co-ordinator and librarian Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia 2001-2006 Executive Director, American Italian Historical Association 2005-----Co Director of the Exhibit “The Dream...per non dementicare” Archivio Centrale dello Stato-Roma 1995-2003 Special Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago Heights Director, Conferences/Workshops & Weekend College, Governors State University Adjunct Professor of History 1977-1982 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Chicago.and Director of the "Italians in Chicago" Project, $300,000 NEH Grant (1979-1982). 1976-1977 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign. Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, History. Dissertation: ,Louis Freeland Post: Carpetbagger, Singletaxer, Progressive." J. Leonard Bates, Advisor. B.A. Northwestern University, 1982-1983 Fulbright Research Fellowship, Italy.

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