Join a free screening of The Grossi Gang – La Banda Grossi by Claudio Ripalti, who will be present at the event, himself. Free entry. Screened in Italian with English subtitles. Open to all UBC students, faculty and staff.
Central Italy, 1860: a poor farmer by the name of Terenzio Grossi leads a band of outlaws in local rebellion against the newly formed Piedmont State. Disillusioned with politics, hungered by ever-increasing taxes and unwilling to participate in the mandatory military draft, the gang will seize the Pesaro and Urbino Province with the help of a restless and angry population. In two years of violent unrest, the gang assumes the upper hand against timorous and ill-equipped local authorities. Only one soldier will pick up the fight and stand fearless in the line of duty: a brigadier of the Reali Carabinieri is determined to capture Terenzio and his gangmates at any cost. This independently produced historical gangster film brings to life a turbulent and under-examined period in Italian history.
This event is presented by UBC’s Italian Student Association (ITASA) in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and the support of the FHIS Department. The film is a replica of what was presented at the Vancouver Italian Film Festival, kindly offered by the Consulate General of Italy.