Saturday August 19, 2 to 4:30 pm
Did you always want to practice your Italian but could never find the opportunity to do so? Or maybe you wanted to take an Italian class but your schedule wouldn’t allow it? Come join us at our “pop-up café” for due chiacchiere with our teachers and new amici. Students from any level are welcome, from beginners to advanced. We’ll have activities, games, and guided conversations tailored to your level of skill, all aimed at helping you improve your Italian language skills. Caffè e pasticcini will be served for everyone attending. Come spend an Italian afternoon together! Ci vediamo!
Saturday September 9 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.