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February 2017

Film Series: “Bicycle Thieves” aka “Ladri e biciclette”

February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Bicycle Thieves. Directed by Vittorio De Sica, this neorealist film follows the story of a poor father in search of his stolen bicycle. Without the bike, he will lose his job and be unable to support his young family. As part of the AICC's bi-monthly film series, Ladri e biciclette will be shown in its original Italian with English subtitles. The film screening is free for AICC members and students with…

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Lecture Series: Saints, Singers, and Soldiers

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Tulane Italian professor Linda Carroll will present Saints, Singers, and Soldiers: Patronage of the Arts in Renaissance Venice. Sixteenth-century Venice faced challenges from European powers looking to conquer its mainland state and the Turkish Port looking to conquer its maritime state. A group of Venetian patricians turned their patronage of the arts to the commissioning of paintings, funerary monuments, plays, and singers as a way of influencing government decisions over how to cope with the challenges. Major art works in…

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March 2017

Film Series: “Miracle in Milan” aka “Miracolo a Milano”

March 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Miracle in Milan. This 1951 Vittorio De Sica film co-written with Cesare Zavattini is based on his novel Totò il Buono. A neo-realist fable, Miracle in Milan follows the life of Totò, an abandoned baby adopted by Lolotta, a kind old woman. After Lolotta's death, Totò is sent to an orphanage. Once he turns 18, Totò moves to a shanty town outside of Milan and is given a magic dove…

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Rosé At The Museum

March 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the American Italian Cultural Center on March 22nd at 7pm for an Italian Rosé Tasting! Southern Glazers will be on-site showcasing some of the best rosé wine on the market today! We will have delicious catered antipasto trays from Nor Joe Importing Company. All proceeds will be going towards the renovation of the AICC museum. Must be 21 and over to attend. Tickets are $15.00 per person.

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April 2017

Film Series: “Everybody’s Lady” aka “La signora di tutti”

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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La signora di tutti

Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Everybody's Lady. Master filmmaker Max Ophüls fled to Italy in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. In the film, Gabriella Murge is a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. After bringing several men to their ruin, she slits her wrists in an attempted suicide. The film consists of Murge's flashbacks brought on by anesthetic. The film screening is free for AICC members and…

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May 2017

Lecture Series: Jazz Italian Style

May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Anna Celenza of Georgetown University will present on her latest book Jazz Italian Style, which reveals a forgotten chapter in jazz history – the development of jazz in Mussolini's Italy – and demonstrates how this new musical style eventually influenced quintessentially "American" performers like Frank Sinatra. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a valid university or high school ID, and a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

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September 2017

Stromboli

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the AICC for its screening of Stromboli! This Roberto Rossellini movie stars the talented, Ingrid Bergman and Mario Vitale. The film follows the life of Karen, a young Lithuanian woman who escapes an internment camp by marrying Antonio, an Italian POW fisherman. Antonio promises her a wonderful life on Stromboli, his island home between Sicily and Italy. When Karen arrives she finds the land desolate and the people very traditional and conservative. Her life is made even more difficult…

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Things to See in Rome and Florence

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Have you gone with your family to Italy and want to enjoy it again? Do you hope to go there with them one day? Do you want your kids or grandkids to learn something of the history and culture there? Come to this lecture and bring the whole family. Tom Cortazzo will be presenting things to see and do in Rome and Florence in a discussion for young people to enjoy. All children and teenagers are welcome. We will engage…

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