Saturday November 4, 2 to 4:30 pm
Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto are two past tenses Italians use a lot. For English speakers, it is a real struggle to use them properly because Italian language includes variants of the past tenses that either don’t exist at all in English, or correlate inconsistently with their English counterparts. Are you familiar with Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto?
During this workshop we will give you wide range of tools to master the use of these tenses and hopefully you’ll walk out of the room feeling better about them!
Saturday October 14 2017, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.
Saturday September 9, 2 to 4:30 pm
In 1976, Italian director Lina Wertmüller’s film “Seven Beauties” was released in the USA. Wertmüller–the first woman to receive a nomination from the Academy Awards for Best Director–became an obsession of cinema critics. Some revered her as the ‘new Fellini’, others bitterly criticized her. We will explore how the main theme of her films–the interaction of love, sex and politics–develops in four of her most famous films: Mimì metallurgio ferito nell’onore; Film d’amore e d’anarchia; Travolti da insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto and Pasqualino Settebellezze. We will be ‘swept away’ by Wertmüller’s energy and passion on the silver screen.