Italian American Heritage Society

Are you a lover of Italian culture and history?
Do you have a long backlog of classic movies you’ve been meaning to get around to?
Do you just enjoy the mellifluous sounds of people speaking Romance languages?
We’ve got you covered on all fronts

This group is dedicated to exploring the vast history of Italian cinema through regular Zoom discussions, meeting on the evenings of the second Tuesday of every month

Each month will focus on a different film, which you can either watch independently ahead of discussion (we’ll let you know where the film can be rented or streamed). However you choose to check out the month’s film, make sure you’ve got it fresh in your memory when we convene for discussion!

We’ll provide some brief historical context at the beginning of each meeting, but any topic is up for discussion. Do you have a hot analytical take on the movie? A favorite scene? Loose ramblings or remarks? We want to hear it all!

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, film scholar from the University of Chicago and host of the Alliance Française de Chicago’s weekly Ciné-Club. This group is hosted by the Italian-American Heritage Society of Chicago but open to all – if you’ve got a computer, you’ve got an invitation!

Register on Meetup!

When you sign up for Cinema Italiano on Meetup, you will get the Zoom link to join us!


Italian American Heritage Society

Past films

 Click to watch the trailers of our favorites!