When: September 9, 2020 Speaker: Domenico Minotti Topic: Virtual Festa Italiana Quiz
About the Speaker:
In the late 1920s, Nick’s parents emigrated from Sant’Angelo, Limosano, a small hilltop town in Molise. The population at that time was about 1000 but is now 345 as Nick learned on a visit last year. The family spoke their dialect at home. Nick studied Italian at Columbia University and Perugia and got lots of practice while on Fulbright study grants in Milan in the mid 60’s. Nick returned to the states and to his first love, medicine, at Georgetown University and came to Seattle in 1976 to work at the US Public Health Hospital on Beacon Hill, better known as the Marine Hospital. He and his father Pasquale would attend Dante meetings back then but took a break until retirement a few years ago. Nick serves as a Consigliere for our Dante group.
About the Presentation:
For the past several years, Domenico has prepared a quiz for Festa Italiana, an annual celebration of Italian culture, food and music held each year at the Seattle Center at the end of August. Since this year’s Festa Italiana will be virtual, Domenico has prepared a virtual quiz to go along with that. The quiz was premiered at the Dante Alighieri Society’s English Language meeting held virtually on Zoom. Links to the quiz and the answer key along with a recording of the presentation are below.
The University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies is hosting a virtual event addressing the European response to COVID-19 with former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, in conversation with Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba.
Festa Italiana and the Seattle Art Museum present ten films by Federico Fellini in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The series begins on March 19 at 7:30 pm with a showing of “The White Sheik” and “Toby Dammit.” Other films in the series will include “La Strada”, “The Nights of Cabiria”, “8 1/2” and “Amarcord”. Check out the SAM website for more information and to buy tickets.
On Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm the Seattle/Perugia Sister City Association is hosting an Italian movie, lecture and dinner. Professor Antonio Iannotta will be the lecturer. He was the lecturer at the 2018 Italian film showing as well. Dr. Iannotta was born, raised and educated in Italy. Currently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Italian at the University of San Diego and the Artistic Director of the San Diego Italian Film Festival.
The film chosen for the evening is Sedotta e Abbondanata. Before watching Sedotta e Abbandonata Dr. Iannotta will give a short lecture on Commedia all’italiana and the film’s director Pietro Germi. Briefly, Sedotta e Abbondanata is an Italian comedy about a love affair and how a father tries to remedy the family’s honor.
Film: Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned) with English subtitles.
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm lecture, 6:30 pm film and 8:30 pm dinner
Where: Ark Theater for film and lecture. Tutta Bella for dinner
Member Cost: $20 for movie and lecture
$60 movie, lecture, and dinner at Tutta Bella
Non-Member Cost: $24 for movie and lecture
$70 Movie, lecture and dinner at Tutta Bella
Included in dinner is a welcome glass of Prosecco, choice of 2 appetizers, 2 salads, 4 pizzas and 1 tiramisù.
Registration: Don’t delay! This event is strictly limited to 40 guests. Register today! There will be no refunds, but reservations are transferable. For questions, please hit reply.
For Bus or light rail directions, press here. It’s a 3 minute walk between the theater and Tutta Bella.
Parking: Some street parking or Diamond Parking Service, 3781S Hudson S, Seattle, WA 98118. Lot is 200 feet east of Tutta Bella.