Casa Italiana

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Wednesday, May 13th, 6pm

Cinema Vitti

De Sica, Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini (The Garden of the Finzi-Contini), 1970


The movie is based on the book of the same title written by Giorgio Bassani and placed in Ferrara, Bassani's hometown during the last years of the fascist period.

The story focuses on the intellectual Finzi-Continifamily, Jewish aristocrats who live on an idyllic estate.

As the political atmosphere becomes increasingly hostile to its jewish citizens, the handsome and carefree Micol and Alberto Finzi-Contini turn their well-appointed home into a refuge for their young friends. In an atmosphere of emotional instability, they play out a series of heartbreaking romantic rituals which spiral into tragedy as Fascism gradually descends upon their world.


Below is the Zoom link for the meeting:

https://naz.zoom.us/j/95371862189

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Saturday, May 16th, 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 Daniela Fontana. She is from Lanciano, Italy and this little city of Abruzzo has a lot of history and it's called: "The city of the Miracles". We'll see why it's called that. It's going to be a very interesting lesson about culture and history. As always we will talk about grammar and vocabulary doing also some readings and comprehension . 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. She will talk only in Italian and be ready to ask some questions that have to be in Italian.


Below is the Zoom link for the meeting:

https://naz.zoom.us/j/972682102

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