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Wed Oct 25 2023Thu Oct 26 2023
workshop> Italian Genealogy: understanding the basic requirements to obtain the citizenship

Geared towards novice to intermediate genealogists, this hands-on workshop in two parts covers methods on how to utilize immigration records, government archives and church documents to build a family tree. Part 1 is a two-hour in-class workshop about how to acquire the documents relevant to families that emigrated from Southern Italy to the U.S. Part […]

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Mon Oct 16 2023
lecture > Calvino and the Cold Warmth of Exactitude

On the occasion of the  23rd edition of the Week of Italian Language in the world, and of the Centanniel Celebrations of writer Italo Calvino (1923 – 1985), a lecture by writer and poet Andrea Bajani on Calvino’s language. In English.  Date and time: Monday, October 16 | 6:00 pm Venue: Istituto Italiano di Cultura […]

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Mon Oct 16 2023Sun Oct 22 2023
special event > 23rd Week of Italian Language in the World

The 23rd Week of Italian Language in the World, a yearly worldwide celebration of the Italian language and creativity taking place in the third week of October, will focus on the theme the Italian Language and Sustainability and the celebration for novelist Italo Calvino‘s centennial. Among the writers of contemporary Italian Literature, Italo Calvino (1923-1985) is […]

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Tue Oct 10 2023Tue Oct 10 2023
screening > Genius & Recklessness (2019, 108′)

Screening of the documentary by Alessandra Galletta recounting the recent history of Italy through the works of contemporary artists, from the 1950s to the year 2000. “Genius & Recklessness” is the Italian peculiarity to combine undoubtedly brilliant qualities to the notorious dislike for the established rules. The documentary was made with images of Teche Rai […]

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Sat Oct 07 2023Sun Oct 29 2023
film series > Claudia Cardinale: the Indomitable

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston resumes a popular tradition this fall with an Italian film retrospective organized with Cinecittà in Rome. This year it’s a celebration of actress Claudia Cardinale (born in Tunisia in 1938), whose beauty and talent have made a strong impression in countless films. Selections include highlights from her early career, […]

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Fri Oct 06 2023Sat Nov 25 2023
film series > Ennio Morricone: Essential Scores from a Movie Maestro

A jaunty electric guitar riff. A wailing harmonica. A powerful vocal crescendo. The unique elements of an effective film score make it instantly recognizable, sometimes even more so than a famous actor’s face. Such is the case for many of the over 500 original film and television scores written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone (1928–2020), […]

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Tue Oct 03 2023Sat Oct 14 2023
festival > San Diego Italian Film Festival feStivale 2023

The 17th edition of the San Diego—The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) feStivale returns to in-person screenings at the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art, with eight films screened in person, and a big party and 13 virtual short film selections with a powerful theme: Forward. Check out the festival […]

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Concluso Sun Oct 01 2023
Oscar® Sundays > Cinema Paradiso

Oscar® Sundays is an ongoing series celebrating films that have been honored at the Academy Awards.  This October, Cinecittà presents a retrospective at the Academy Museum highlighting maestro Ennio Morricone‘s Oscar-nominated and winning scores alongside scores from Oscar-nominated films. Cinema Paradiso, the first of many collaborations between director Giuseppe Tornatore and Morricone,  will be followed by the […]

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Concluso Mon Sep 25 2023Mon Sep 25 2023
presentation > Giacomo Ceruti: A Compassionate Eye

Laborers, unhoused, and marginalized individuals are the protagonists of a striking series of paintings by Italian artist Giacomo Ceruti (1698–1767), currently on view in a groundbreaking exhibition at the Getty Center. Curator Davide Gasparotto introduces the painter and his unusual work, exploring relationships between art and economic inequality in the early modern period and considering […]

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Mon Sep 25 2023Sun Dec 10 2023
Italian Language Fall Session 2023 – in person and online

Fall 2023 classes: September 25 – December 10, 2023. For further information and to register please call Ina Cohen at (310) 824 -7408 CALENDAR & SCHEDULE click here 

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