Virtual Live Film Discussion: Agalma

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This event takes place at 12PM CST.

In the deceptive stillness of the National Archaeological Museum in Napes, Italy, a frenetic buzz of activity breathes new life into statues, frescoes, mosaics and exhibits of various eras. The documentary Agalma (2020, dir. Doriana Monaco, 54 min) lovingly depicts the daily lives of the museum staff who devote themselves to the minute tasks that require patient skill and dedication. Agalma (from the Greek for “statue” or “image”) captures the timeless beauty of the museum, its breathtaking display of antiquities, and the intimate and intangible web of relationships that unfold within it.

Agalma makes its US premiere as part of the 12th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF), curated by the Italian Cultural Center (ICC) of Minneapolis / St. Paul, in partnership with MSP Film Society.

Watch the film anytime from February 25 – March 4; and then join a live film discussion on March 2 at 12pm, moderated by Rachel McGarry, Mia’s Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, with Doriana Monaco, Director of Agalma; Antonella Di Nocera, Producer of Agalma; Paolo Giulierini, Director of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

Ticketing Information

To purchase a ticket to see the film, click here. Tickets are $10-$12; film is available for viewing anytime February 26 and March 4.

To register for the free film discussion on March 2, click here.

Created in partnership with The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best of Italian life, language and culture since 2006.