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Ciao a tutti –

THE NEXT ITALIAN MEETING of the DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY’S 2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR IS THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 at St. Patrick’s Church, Social Hall, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102

The speaker will be Dr. Claudio Mazzola. Many of you will remember Claudio from his past presentations at Dante or from taking his classes. Claudio received his “Laurea” in English from the University of Milan in 1981 and a degree in cinema studies from the City University of Milan. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington in 1986. His area of expertise is Contemporary Italian fiction and Italian Cinema. He has published a number of articles on those topics.

Claudio’s topic this Wednesday will be “Italian Cinema and Immigration”. Italy, perhaps more than any other European country, has been at the forefront of the immigration debate in Europe. Immigration has been the subject of numerous Italian novels, documentaries and films. Our speaker will provide some historical background on immigration in Italy and discuss how cinema has dealt with this issue.

As a bonus, we will have passes available to Dante members for SIFF’s 11th annual Cinema Italian Style which will take place this year from November 7 – 14. The Dante Alighieri Society is a sponsor of this event. More info can be found at the Festival website:https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-style

MEETING DETAILS

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 mainly 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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