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Sun, Apr 07


Cabrillo, VAPA Bldg 1000

Film: Sin [Il peccato - Il furore di Michelangelo] (120 min)

Join us for our Winter Film Series: Majestic Landscapes and impetuous Passion *all films are in Italian with English subtitles no tickets necessary; first come first served (register for event reminder) donations welcome at the door ❤️ 🇮🇹

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Film: Sin [Il peccato - Il furore di Michelangelo] (120 min)
Film: Sin [Il peccato - Il furore di Michelangelo] (120 min)

Time & Location

Apr 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Cabrillo, VAPA Bldg 1000, Cabrillo College, Aptos campus, in VAPA building 1000, Art History Forum room 1001


About the Event


Majestic Landscapes and impetuous Passion

With the patronage of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

Our films this winter are recent releases showcasing Italy’s breathtaking natural landscapes, from the Alps to the majestic marble quarries of Carrara to Sicily’s beaches. These settings serve both as inspiration and challenge for the protagonists, each embarking on a journey of self-discovery.

The April Film is:  Sin [Il peccato - Il furore di Michelangelo]. Dir. Andrej Končalovskij. 2019 (120 min).


Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries in early 16th century Florence, Michelangelo Buonarroti is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When his commissioner and head of the Della Rovere nobility, Pope Julius II, dies, Michelangelo becomes obsessed with sourcing the finest marble from the quarries of Carrara to complete his tomb. The artist’s loyalty is tested when Leo X, of the rival Medici family, ascends to the papacy and charges him with a lucrative new commission - the facade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favor with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. Featuring stunning landscapes of Tuscany and Florence, Sin is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind a legend of the Renaissance.


All films in Italian with English subtitles.

Logan Walker, film lecturer from UCSC & Director of Programming, Santa Cruz Film Festival, will introduce and field questions about all films.

Street parking is free or you can pay for parking in the closest parking lot "L" near the Music and Theater buildings / pay at the kiosk machine.

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