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Film Screening: Andrea Doria

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

Join the Italian American Program at the History Center for a special screening and panel discussion about the film “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” with special guests including director Luca Guardbascio, deep sea diver John Moyer, and Andrea Doria survivor Pierette Dominica Simpson. On the night of July 25, 1956, the Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was broadsided by the MS Stockholm near Nantucket Island. Pierette, who survived the catastrophic Andrea Doria–Stockholm collision as a 9-year-old immigrating to America with her grandparents, has uncovered a cold case that vindicates Captain Piero Calamai of the Italian luxury liner. She returns to her beloved village of Pranzalito, near Torino, to expose the shocking truth surrounding the collision in time for the 60th anniversary of the tragedy. Pierette invites her village friends and relatives to help her fulfill her dream – produce a docufilm based on her book, “Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History.” Pierette’s personal narration comes alive through vignettes of her departure to the New World, survival at sea, and her arrival to the New World in pursuit of the “American Dream.” The Andrea Doria‘s epic glory and demise are portrayed by impactful archival material and rare dive footage. Registration is $20 general admission and $10 for History Center members. Please register online

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