Lucus a Lucendo. A Place of Light. Rethinking Carlo Levi’s Journey
Where: Hunter College—Ida K. Lang Recital Hall
695 Park Ave.
212-772-5020 Price: Free
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Screening and discussion with Alessandra Lancellotti and Enrico Masi.
With the expression “Lucus a non lucendo,” in Cristo si è fermato a Eboli, Carlo Levi describes the landscape of Lucania where the Fascist Regime confined him as an enemy of the state. In the light and darkness of the desert land in which the writer imagines a “little Jerusalem,” Levi’s human and artistic gaze moves from Turin’s horizon toward workers, mothers, and children: the southerners whom the nation had conquered and abandoned. Levi’s nephew Stefano Levi Della Torre and historian Carlo Ginzburg trace the steps of his journey in the landscapes of his confinement: the director’s ancestral land.Buy tickets/get more info now