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Dante April 28 Italian Meeting: Ellis Island

 


 

 

Join us for the
Dante Alighieri Society’s
April Italian Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Zoom room opens at 7:00

(link will be sent two days before the event)
Presentation begins at 7:30

Ellis Island
  Presented by Maurizio Igor Meta
Maurizio Igor Meta on the Presentation:
“Ellis Island” is the Journey of Life. It is not only a project related to my memory, my identity, and to the deep connection with my land and roots, but it is something that affects every human being: it is a Tribute to the Origin, a tribute to that inborn ability of the human being to challenge the unknown. At the Origin of our lives, when we are born, we face that challenge for the first time. Immigrants face it again, taking a “leap in the dark to leap in Life”. In the Presentation we will open a time-gate on the late 1800s Italian immigration, we will talk about the origin of the project and how the experience of retracing the steps of my great grandfather turned in artworks, and we will listen to the sound composition of the installation “The first ship” to experience the ocean crossing of our fathers and the many immigrants of that age.
 
Author and actor, Maurizio Igor Meta works mainly in theatre and in the last few years in art installations. Drama, poetry, sound, video, light and scenography, are some of the means he uses in a dramaturgical composition to create a symbolical imagery. In November 2015 he sailed by a cargo ship from Naples to New York to retrace the steps of his great grandfather Domenico, who left Italy in the late 1800s to the United States, where he worked, pick and shovel, for the Pennsylvania Railroad. So he started his multidisciplinary project “Ellis Island”, which includes The Journey, the theater Solo with the same title – opened in the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia in July 2017 – the exhibition “On my great grandfather steps. Toward Ellis Island” – which includes several installations, and “The First Ship”, which opened in 2018 at the Madre Museum; a documentary and a book.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INSPIRING EVENING.
 
 
 
 

 


 

ZOOM LINK and AGENDA for AGM 4_14_21


Please attend the
Annual General Meeting
of the
Dante Alighieri Society of Seattle
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
7:00 PM

ZOOM LINK EMAILED TO CURRENT DANTE MEMBERS!
zoom room open by 6:50. Trivia Game at 7:00
and meeting begins soon after.
Here is the meeting agenda:


Topic: Dante Annual General Meeting
Time: Apr 14, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

JoSlate of Board of Directors and Officers for 2021-2022

Officers
Joyce Ramee, President (new term exp 23)
Bruce Leone, Vice President (new term exp 23)
John Steedman, Secretary (new term exp 23)
Harry Reinert, Treasurer (term exp 22)
Consigliere:
Andrea Aldrich (term exp 22)
Houghton Lee (term exp 22)
Janet Lenart (new term exp 23)
Stacey Lott-Howe (new term exp 23)
Domenico Minotti (term exp 22)
Ex-officio
Giuseppe Tassone, Director, Italian Language Program
Dan DeMatteis, Past President
Please Join us for this important event.


 

Interview with Beth Barrett – SIFF Artistic Director

One of our Dante members, Andrea Aldrich, recently interviewed the Artistic Director of SIFF, Beth Barrett, during a recent episode of her podcast, Italy Inside Out.

Beth gives us insider information about the Seattle International Film Festival and the reason Cinema Italian Style was born.

This year, because of the pandemic, Cinema Italian Style will be virtual, which has brought a whole new set of production challenges for SIFF. During the festival, new films are shown by established film makers and the works of new film makers are debuted. This engaging interview with Beth Barrett, Artistic Director for SIFF, discloses the history of the organization and the changes made throughout its 47 year existence, the emergence of the Italian film festival because of the strong community interest, the search for new films each year and a synopsis of some of her favorites in this year’s lineup.

You can listen to this episode of Italy Inside Out from wherever you get your podcasts or follow this link to episode No.14.  https://italyinsideout.buzzsprout.com

Beth Barrett

2020 SIFF Cinema Italian Style

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
get ready for SIFF – coming soon right into your homes.

Dante Alighieri is a proud sponsor of Cinema Italian Style at SIFF, bringing the best in new Italian cinema right to your home in 2020—with a virtual 12th edition! Featuring work from established masters and new voices, pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As, and films spanning the country, Cinema Italian Style will hit your screens December 10 – 17, 2020.

Save $10 on full priced passes with promo code DA2020PASS and $2 on regular priced tickets with promo code DA2020TIX.* Passes on sale now! Full lineup and tickets will be released December 3.

Buy Pass: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-style
*Discounts available on full priced passes and tickets and not applicable on SIFF Member discounted passes/tickets. 

SPECIAL OFFER FROM TUTTA BELLA

Enjoy a complimentary, wood-fired pizza from Tutta Bella any time during the festival. As a thank you for supporting Italian cinema, Tutta Bella https://tuttabella.com is generously providing one FREE 13” Neapolitan pizza to each Cinema Italian Style passholder, when you purchase your pass by November 30.

Learn More https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-style

Bread, Love, and Cinema:  Italian History Through Film and Food

SIFF Virtual Film Class
TUE DEC 8 · 7:00-9:00 PM

Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post WWII (Bicycle Thieves, An American in Rome) to present day (Big Night, Facing Windows) Italian film culture has been inextricably connected with Italian food. Join Dr. Antonio Iannotta in this journey through some of the most iconic and important Italian films that center food culture as a reflection of their time in Italian history.

Special offer from Tutta Bella: complimentary pizza for the first 100 class registrants.

Learn More https://www.siff.net/education/film-appreciation/classes/bread-love-cinema