Tragedy Comes to America: A Seminar on 'The Godfather'
A seminar on 'The Godfather' Films with Titus Techera (American Cinema Foundation)
Time & Location
Oct 10, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
About the Event
Michael Corleone starts on a path of Americanization that should lead him to the national political elite, but instead ends up a businessman involved in organized crime. He is almost a model immigrant, but eventually becomes an enemy of America. He shows a rare love of honor that recalls ancient politics--in the middle of the modern, liberal, middle-class America. Yet he also announces changes in America, weaknesses in the understanding of justice that easily lead to the corruption of the elites.
Recommended readings can be found here:
- The Immorality of ‘The Godfather’
- Titus Techera - Godfather v. WFB
- Titus Techera - The Americanization of Michael Corleone
- Crime Story: The Godfather as Political Metaphor
Titus Techera is the Executive Director of the American Cinema Foundation & a contributor to Modern Age, Law & Liberty, the Acton Institute Powerblog. He studied political science & liberal arts in Europe & is a scholar of classical political philosophy.
This event has been made possible by a generous grant from the Apgar Foundation.