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A seemingly normal day in 1969 Italy became the focus of conspiratorial investigation when bombs suddenly exploded in government buildings in Milan and Rome. In Milan, the Piazza Fontana's National Bank of Agriculture was destroyed, killing seventeen people. Meanwhile, three other bombs in Rome were detonated; one more was found, undetonated, in Milan. While the police were investigating the bombings the police commissioner was killed, as was a radical activist associated with the crimes. Filmmaker Marco Tullio Giordana's Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy is a historical narrative that pieces together the events and examines the mysterious details surrounding the crimes. Piazza Fontana screens at 8 p.m. tonight in the Jerzewiak Family Auditorium on Washington University's campus (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards; 314-422-3102 or as part of the Italian Film Festival. The festival continues with four more modern Italian films on Friday and Saturday (April 26 and 27).
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: April 19. Continues through April 27, 2013

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