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Cinema Italiano! presents VINCERE at the Bowers Museum on Nov. 17

Date 11.15.2013

CINEMA ITALIANO! A Project of the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents VINCERE by Marco Bellocchio in Italian with English subtitles.

SUNDAY, November 17, 2013
Register & Refreshments: 1:30 pm
Showtime: 2:00 pm

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
In the state-of-the art Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Admission fee of $10 Payable at Entrance $5 for Students (no need to RSVP).
Vincere (2009) is a film that is based on the life of the first wife of Benito Mussolini. This unusual and offbeat historical drama rests on a little-known conceit. Though seldom discussed in history books (and reportedly undisclosed for half a century), fascist dictator Benito Mussolini conceived an illegitimate son by a woman named Ida Dalser — a son Mussolini allowed to be born, acknowledged, and then promptly denied for the duration of his life. On a stylistic level, director Marco Bellocchio films this historical material with the passion, theatricality, lyricism, and tragedy of a classical Italian opera.

Parking Notice! The north and south lots cost $6. Disabled parking is free. There is free parking in a public lot on Main Street (a short walk across from North Lot with easy access back to museum by traffic signal) Street parking is free.