Eventi Progettati per l'Anno 2007

Settembre: Programma dell'istituto Italiano di cultura

 

Dear Friends and Members of the Istituto,

Join us for our upcoming events!

 

Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 pm

Fellini’s 8 ½ in Washington Square Park

 

Italian Cinema returns to North Beach with the presentation of Federico Fellini’s classic 8 ½ (1963) on a giant outdoor screen in Washington Square Park. 

8 ½ won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as an Oscar for Best Costume Design (by Piero Gherardi). A semi-autobiographical story about a 43-year old film director going through a midlife crisis, 8 ½ presents a masterful mix of fantasy and reality through flashbacks and dream sequences.

This free event is a part of the annual Film Night in the Park outdoor film series and is presented in association with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

In Washington Square Park, North Beach (Union at Columbus), San Francisco. Presented in Italian with English subtitles. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner in Washington Square Park before the film. For further information visit www.filmnightsf.org

 

Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Series

The Hawks and the Sparrows (Uccellacci e Uccellini)

(Italy, 1966, 88’) By Pier Paolo Pasolini with Totò, Ninetto Davoli, and Femi Benussi. 

In Italian with English subtitles.

At the Istituto. Admission is free.

 

Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Series

Edipo Re

(Italy, 1967, 104’) By Pier Paolo Pasolini with Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli, and Julian Beck.

In Italian with English subtitles.

At the Istituto. Admission is free.

 

Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Series

Pigpen (Porcile)

(Italy, 1969, 98’) By Pier Paolo Pasolini with Pierre Clementi, Jean Pierre Leaud, Anne Wiazemsky, Alberto Lionello, and Ugo Tognazzi.

In Italian with English subtitles.

At the Istituto. Admission is free.

 

Thursday, September 13 at 11:30 am and 5:00 pm

Madness in the streets: the legend of Franco Basaglia

Since 1978, the Italian psychiatrist Dr. Roberto Mezzina has sought to implement the experience initiated by Franco Basaglia in Trieste with the deinstitutionalization of the local psychiatric hospital and the subsequent development of alternative community services. His visit to San Francisco was made possible by an agreement of scientific cooperation between San Francisco and Trieste promoted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in San Francisco.

Dr. Mezzina will give two different lectures in different locations on September 13:

The first begins at 11:30 am at San Francisco General Hospital, Main Building, 7th Floor, Room 7M30, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco. Dr. Mezzina will discuss with Dr. Robert Okin, Chief of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital, ways to translate Basaglia’s vision into San Francisco’s local context.It is organized by San Francisco General Hospital in collaboration with UCSF and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Admission is free.

The second begins at 5:00 pm at 160 Dwinelle Hall, at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mezzina will discuss the legacy of Franco Basaglia in Italy and throughout the world. It is organized by the Department of Italian Studies, Italian Studies Program in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Admission is free.

For further information contact Elena Portacolone at (510) 830-9309 or Elenaportacolone04@mba.berkeley.edu

 

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Series

Teorema

(Italy, 1968, 98’) By Pier Paolo Pasolini with Terence Stamp, Silvana Mangano, Massimo Girotti, and Anne Wiazemsky.

In Italian with English subtitles.

At the Istituto. Admission is free.

 

Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm 

VII Annual Weeklong Celebration of the Italian Language

Across the Water: Songs of Hardship and Hope

Beppe Gambetta in concert

 

In anticipation of the seventh annual Weeklong Celebration of the Italian Language, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Museo ItaloAmericano of San Francisco co-present Beppe Gambetta’s concert Across the Water: Songs of Hardship and Hope – The Guitar of Two Worlds whose repertoire draws from the rich culture of the Italians who emigrated to America between the late 19th century and early 20th centuries.

Hailing from Genova, Beppe Gambetta is a virtuoso of flatpicking style. His international fame is the result of his participation in many world tours and prestigious festivals. Having recorded many albums and released instructional books and videos, Gambetta has been playing bluegrass since the 1970’s, forming musical bonds with musicians such as Dan Crary and David Grisman. Not only does he foster his passion for the traditional music of his homeland, he also reenacts his ancestors’ experiences in crossing the ocean toward the New World. His albums Blù di Genova and Traversata explore the ties shared between the coasts of the Old World and New.

At the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco. Admission for member of the Istituto and the Museo ItaloAmericano is $30; general public is $40. Tickets sold exclusively by the Museo ItaloAmericano; to obtain please call (415) 673-2200.

 

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Series

Medea

(Italy, 1969, 118’) By Pier Paolo Pasolini with Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Giuseppe Gentile, and Laurent Terzieff.

In Italian with English subtitles.

At the Istituto. Admission is free.

 

Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm

The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto

A book presentation by editor/translator Patrick Barron

The first comprehensive collection in thirty years to translate this master European poet for an English-speaking audience, The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto includes the very best poems from fourteen of Zanzotto's major books of verse and a selection of thirteen essays that helps illuminate themes in his poetry. The volume was assembled with the collaboration of Zanzotto himself and features a critical introduction, thorough annotations, and a generous selection of photographs and art.

Andrea Zanzotto is widely considered one of Italy's most influential living poets. He has published more than twenty collections of poetry and prose, which cover a vast range of themes, from linguistics and nature to politics and science. He was born in 1921 in Pieve di Soligo and has received many awards, including the Premio Viareggio (1979), Premio Librex-Montale (1983),and the Premio Feltrinelli dell'Accademia dei Lincei for poetry (1987).

Patrick Barron is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He was recently awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome, a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his translations of the work of Andrea Zanzotto.

At the Istituto. Admission is free.

 

September 29 – November 10

Italian Film Festival in San Rafael

 

Lido Cantarutti’s Italian Film Festival, now celebrating its 31st anniversary, is presented in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. The festival presents six feature-length films every Saturday evening (except October 20) from September 29 to November 10.

At the Marin Center Showcase Theatre, San Rafael, CA.

For further information and tickets please visit www.italianfilm.com


Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco
425 Washington St. Suite 200
San Francisco, CA  94111
415-788-7142   
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AGOSTO
 Program 1 Olive Festival
 When
Still in the planning stages. Definite date will be given in the near future along with transportation and entrance price.
Thanks to Mari for suggesting this activity.
 Where Paso Robles

  R.S.V.P. Giuseppe: 543-3985 or joecodi@clearsightusa.com

APRILE

  Event Second Annual Spring Wildflower Picnic
Last year's picnic was a grand success (see wildflowers at shell Creek .) With luck this year the flowers will be as abundant as promised.
 Date of event
Sunday, April 29, 2007
 Time of event
1:00pm
 Where Shell Creek Road (off Hwy 58)
From SLO center, take:
Hwy 101 N. (total miles: 0)
Take Santa Margarita Exit (total 11 miles)
Past S.Margarita take Estrada Ave. (Why 58) (total 13 miles)
LEFT on Hwy 58 towards Mckittrick (total 15.5 miles)
Follow 58 to Shell Creek Road, turn LEFT (total miles: 32)

There will be a Fior d’Italia sign to mark the final left turn to Shell Creek. Once there, look for my car (blue mini van) pointed toward the picnic spot which will be on the left, 300 feet from the road.

 Drive Time 45 minutes to one hour (from downtown SLO)
 Food Bring food and beverage suitable for a picnic, and to share with the group. I will bring “Arancini di Riso” and “Drumsticks Fra Diavola”.
 Other As needed, bring a blanket, your own seating, place setting, utensils, water, hat, jacket, camera, binoculars, appetite.
  R.S.V.P. Giuseppe: 543-3985 or joecodi@clearsightusa.com

LUGLIO
 Event Bus Tour to Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno
(CANCELLED DUE TO MAINTENANCE WORK OF THE LOCATION)
Located a short distance east of Highway 99. The Gardens is a complex of underground caverns, grottos, patios and garden courts encircling the underground home of Baldasare Forestiere, an immigrant from Sicilia. For more information on this magical place, please (see Forestiere Gardens
 Date of Event
Still in the planning stages. Definite date will be given in the near future along with transportation and entrance price
 Where Forestiere Underground Gardens
5021 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA (559) 271-0734
Members are welcome to drive and meet the group at the location of the Gardens, however, the fun is to go together and leave the driving to Silverado Tours

  R.S.V.P. Giuseppe: 543-3985 or joecodi@clearsightusa.com

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