Mar 2019 Italian Meeting Reminder

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Ciao a tutti -



at St. Patrick's Church Social Hall, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102.


The speaker for this meeting will Prof. Albert Sbragia from the University of Washington, French & Italian Studies Program - a longtime friend of the Dante Alighieri Society and a frequent speaker at our meetings.  The talk will be in Italian.

As part of Albert's presentation,  we will watch the opening scenes of three films that are fundamental for understanding twentieth-century Italian cinema: Luchino Visconti’s Ossessione(1943), Federico Fellini’s La dolce vita (1959) and Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert (1964).

We will analyze the scenes to see how these directors offer us right from the beginning of their films their interpretation of important historical turning points in the Italian society of their times.  The audience will be invited to offer their interpretative comments on the scenes. 


As usual, the evening will begin with food and conversation at 6:30. There is no cost for the meeting, but you are encouraged to bring along an antipasto, dolce or vino to share.  The presentation which will be in Italian will start at 7:30. 

The meeting will take place in the Parish Social Hall at St. Patrick's Church, 815 East Edgar Street, on the North side of Capitol Hill.

Parking is available in St. Patrick's parking lot, off of E. Edgar street. The meetings take place in the Parish Hall, located in the basement of the church and is entered on the West side of the church from the parking lot.

To reach St Patrick's from the North, follow I-5 S.  Take exit 168A for Boylston Ave toward Roanoke St.  Merge onto Boylston, turn left at light onto E Roanoke St.  Turn left at the first cross street onto Harvard Ave E. and then take the first right onto E. Edgar Street.

To reach St. Patrick's from the South, follow I-5 N.  Take exit 168A for Lakeview Blvd E.  Turn left onto Lakeview Blvd E, and continue onto Boylston Ave E.   Turn right at the light onto E Roanoke St. Turn left at the first cross street onto Harvard Ave. E. and then take the first right onto E. Edgar Street..

Feel free to come early to help set up the room and start visiting.  And, in any case, please come.

A presto - 

Dan DeMatteis,
President, Dante Alighieri Society of Washington


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