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Sun, Jan 08


Cabrillo, VAPA Bldg 1000

Italian Film: Miracle In Milan, 1951

Join us for our Winter Film Series: Iconic Faces, Iconic Places *all films are in Italian with English subtitles TICKETS ARE FREE, but you still need to register

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Italian Film: Miracle In Milan, 1951
Italian Film: Miracle In Milan, 1951

Time & Location

Jan 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

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


About the Event

2023 Winter Italian Film Series:  Iconic Faces, Iconic Places

Series Description: The films in this winter’s series come from the Venice International Film Festival’s list of classic works that have changed the collective memory of Italy and that every Italian should know. Full of wit and still-relevant social commentary, the films bring together the legendary stars, directors, and screenwriters of the golden era of 1950s and 1960s Italian cinema in stories filmed on location in Milan, Sicily, and Rome.

The January film will be Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano). Dir. Vittorio De Sica, 1951 (100 mins).

On the outskirts of Milan, a band of vagabonds work together to form a shantytown. When it is discovered that the land they occupy contains oil, it’s up to the cherubic orphan Totò (Francesco Golisano) to save their community from developers in this bighearted ode to the nobility of everyday people.


All films in Italian with English subtitles.

Logan Walker is a lecturer in Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz and Director of Programming for the Santa Cruz Film Festival.  He will be introducing the films and field questions at the end of each showing.

All guests are required to pre-register for their free ticket, wear a mask indoors, and show proof of vaccination at the door per Cabrillo Covid Policy.

Parking UPDATE: Parking lot L will be closed on Jan 8. (Alternative Lot M, $4 parking pass required)

Parking on Soquel Dr. both sides is free.


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