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Wednesday, May 27th, 6pm

Cinema Vitti

Bellocchio, Vincere, 2009

"Vincere" is based on the life of Mussolini's first wife, Ida Dalson, and her sad and tragic death. It opens in 1907 with Ida watching a speech by the young journalist and socialist Benito Mussolini. Their torrid affairs are followed with a marriage and a child. But, she needs to be removed from Mussolini's life as his political views and plans have drastically changed.

“Content warning: this movie contains several scenes with strong nudity”

Below is the Zoom link for the meeting:

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Saturday, May 30th, 3pm

Italian Conversation Hour with Giovanni

The host will be Giovanni Minicucci, exchange student from Italy here in Rochester. The event will start at 3PM. Try to connect a bit earlier to make sure that everything works. We will have the pleasure to meet Lorenzo Perini. He will talk about Tremosine sul Garda, a little village of Lombardia, in the north of Italy. As always we will talk about grammar and vocabulary doing also some readings and comprehension. We will try to translate some sentences from English to Italian. Everyone is welcome to participate and it's free. Join also if you just want to say hi! :) Try not to forget our beautiful language. He will talk only in Italian and be ready to ask some questions that have to be in Italian.

Below is the link to the meeting:

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