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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

 

October English & Italian Meetings

Announcing the Dante Alighieri Society’s

October English & Italian Language Meetings

Wednesdays, October 14 and 28, 2020

Zoom room opens at 7:00 Presentations begin at 7:30

English Language Meeting, October 14

Music of Luigi Cherubini and Alessandro Rolla
Chamber music lecture-recital recorded especially for Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

EMILIE CHOI, violin
JOYCE RAMEÉ, viola
BRIAN WHARTON, cello

Emilie is Assistant Concertmaster of Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Concertmaster of Auburn Symphony. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Joyce is currently President of the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington and a founding member of both Pacific Northwest Ballet and Auburn Symphony. She graduated from the Curtis Institute. Brian is Principal Cellist of Auburn Symphony and a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. He graduated from Cincinnati Conservatory. Together they will perform string trio music of the Italian Classical period, enhanced with biographical information about the featured composers. The evening will begin in Zoom and then all will enjoy a live broadcast of the lecture-recital, with time for questions and comments afterwards.

Italian Language Meeting, October 28

Italian Linens and Hand-stamping in Romagna
Francesca Carmichael – Italian Linen Store, Bellevue

Francesca Carmichael will speak about the hand-stamped, block print linens typical of the Romagna region of Italy. Francesca is the proprietor of Italian Linen Store  (italianlinenstore.com), a “molto italiano” store that is located in Bellevue. Its Italian hand-stamped linens for the home exemplify the antique craft that has continued to the present day with the products from Stamperia Bertozzi that, using traditional stamping techniques, offers a full range of decorative linens, from the classic to the contemporary.

Born and raised in Cremona, Francesca has lived in various countries and continents in the course of her life, beginning with her time at University, in Venice, then the Middle East, France and so forth, until she landed in Seattle in 2004. Here she opened her first shop in Woodinville importing from Italy antique furniture, hand-painted ceramics, decorative paper and stationery to textiles, a gradual and natural progression that compliments her own artistic nature. Zoom invitation links will be sent one day ahead of these meetings.

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Festa Italiana Quiz – Pasta of Italy

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.

PowerPoint Presentation (English Version)

PowerPoint Presentation (Italian Version)

Festa Quiz 2020 (Italian)

Festa Quiz 2020 (English)

Festa Quiz 2020 Answer Key

Recording of Presentation on September 9, 2020

 

 

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