Fifth Annual Symposium
New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema

Indiana University — April 23-26, 2014

Featuring Guest Artist Carlo Verdone

Winner of 6 David di Donatello awards, three Golden Globe awards, and 9 awards from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Carlo Verdone has established himself as a talented actor and director in Italian film. His most recent film as an actor is Paolo Sorrentino's Academy Award-nominated La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty, 2013).

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The program begins with opening remarks and a film screening starting at 6:45 pm on April 23. View the program.


Please register through IU Conferences by March 31, 2014. Through the online registration form, you may also register for the banquet on Saturday evening, April 26, and for box lunches on April 24, 25, and 26. The box lunches will be provided by One World Catering and will each include potato chips, a fresh fruit cup, and a dessert. Lunch options are:

  • Curried chicken salad wrap
  • Roast turkey sandwich
  • Roasted portobello wrap
  • Baby greens salad with tomato vinaigrette

Travel Information


A block of rooms has been set aside at the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel with a rate of $105/$125 (weeknight/weekend) for one double bed and $149/$179 (weekend/weeknight) for two double beds. Reserve by March 23 to receive the special rate. Call 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536 to make reservations using the group code 2014ITALIAN.

Or you can book online through Select Biddle Hotel, then click "accommodations." Scroll down to "reserve a room" and enter arrival/departure dates, then click for special rates and enter the group code 2014ITALIAN. Click "check availability" and then make your selection and process the reservation.

Hotel address is 900 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Ground Transportation

There are two shuttle services that provide transportation between the Indianapolis airport and Bloomington.

Both shuttles go to the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.


Please contact Professor Antonio Vitti.

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