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Tragedy Comes to America: A Seminar on 'The Godfather'

A seminar on 'The Godfather' Films with Titus Techera (American Cinema Foundation)

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Tragedy Comes to America: A Seminar on 'The Godfather'
Tragedy Comes to America: A Seminar on 'The Godfather'

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.

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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.

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