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Fall 2020 Italian Online Classes for Kids & Adults Now Open for Enrollment!

Date 08.03.2020

Check out our Fall selection of Italian classes for kids and adults! Online courses begin in September.

Schedule of Classes


The Legacy of Ancient Rome Virtual Seminar – Aug. 30

Date 07.30.2020

Despite their demise 1500 years ago, the Romans do not cease to influence modern Western society. Join Maestra Antonella on Sunday, August 30 @ 10:00 am PST for a free virtual seminar to explore the ways  Roman civilization still effect modern Western culture and how the legacy of the Caesars is still felt in modern Western society. Registration closes on Saturday, August 29. Presentation will be in English.

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Italian Cooking Hacked! Gnocchi alla Romana – Aug. 12

Date 07.30.2020

Join Deborah Graci on August 12 at 12:00 pm PST as she walks you through this free virtual cooking lesson on how to make Semolina Gnocchi alla Romana, one of the most famous first courses originated in Lazio, Italy. This delicious and nutritious recipe is simple to prepare and can be brought to the table with many different seasonings. Presentation is in English. Register by August 11.

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History of the Vespa Virtual Seminar – August 1

Date 07.15.2020

August 1 @ 6:00 pm PST – Join us for a free virtual presentation on the history of the iconic Italian scooter, the Vespa! Vespa enthusiast and historian, Emilio Pesce, will take you through the origins of the Vespa, its importance to the Italian economy, culture and lifestyle and explain the Vespa’s enduring appeal and popularity in Italy and all over the world. Presentation will be in English.

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From Italy with Laughter: A Comedy Film Festival – July 31 through Sept. 5

Date 07.30.2020

The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles is happy to promote a series of Italian comedies premieres in the South West, with 2 movies playing online once each weekend, from July 31 until September 5, 2020.

Sign up here to receive the screening invites

IIC members and Lingua Viva Students will receive exclusive early invites. 

Registration required. Limited Seating. Each movie is available to the first 300 registrants who will receive a link & password valid only for the specified date and time. All films in Italian with English subtitles and accessible only from the US.

Presented in collaboration with film distributor True Colors.

PROGRAM

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 8:00 PM
THE KING’S MUSKETEERS [ MOSCHETTIERI DEL RE – LA PENULTIMA MISSIONE ]
Italy 2019 | 109′
Directed by Giovanni Veronesi, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Valerio Mastandrea, Rocco Papaleo, Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy, Alessandro Haber, Matilde Gioli, Giulia Bevalacqua, Lele Vannoli, Valeria Solarino.

Saturday, August 1 | 8:00 PM
LETSCLEANAPP [ TUTTAPPOSTO ]
Italy 2019 | 92′
Directed by Gianni Costantino, starring Roberto Lipari, Luca Zingaretti, Monica Guerritore.

Friday, August 7 | 8:00 PM
SAY IT LOUD [ CAMBIO TUTTO ]
Italy 2020 | 93′
Directed by Guido Chiesa, starring Valentina Lodovini, Neri Marcorè, Libero De Rienzo, Nicola Nocella.

Saturday, August 8 | 8:00 PM
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE WORLD [ IL GIORNO PIÙ BELLO DEL MONDO ]
Italy 2019 | 107′
Directed by Alessandro Siani, starring Alessandro SIani, Stefania Spampinato, Giovanni Esposito, Sara Ciocca.

Friday, August 14 | 8:00 PM
WELCOME BACK MR. PRESIDENT [ BENTORNATO PRESIDENTE ]
Italy 2019 | 96′
Directed by Giancarlo Fontana e Giuseppe G. Stasi , starring Claudio Bisio, Sarah Felberbaum, Pietro Sermonti, Paolo Calabresi.

Saturday, August 15 | 8:00 PM
D.N.A. – DEFINITELY NOT APPROPRIATE [ D.N.A. DECISAMENTE NON ADATTI ]
Italy 2020 | 84′
Directed by Lillo & Greg starring Lillo Petrolo, Claudio Gregori, Anna Foglietta, nominated for the Italian Golden Globe’20 for Best Comedic Actress for the role and master of Ceremony at the 2020 Venice Film Festival

Friday, August 21 | 8:00 PM
AS NEEDED [ QUANTO BASTA]
Italy 2018 | 92′
Directed by Francesco Falaschi, starring Vinicio Marchioni, Valeria Solarino, Luigi Fedele, Nicola Siri, Mirko Frezza, Benedetta Porcaroli, Gianfranco Gallo, Alessandro Haber, Lucia Batassa, Giuseppe Laudisa.

Saturday, August 22 | 8:00 PM
BLESSED MADNESS [ BENEDETTA FOLLIA ]
Italy 2017 | 109′
Directed by Carlo Verdone, starring Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli.

Friday, August 28 | 8:00 PM
JUST BELIEVE [ IO C’E’ ]
Italy 2018 | 100′
Directed by Alessandro Aronadio, starring Edoardo Leo, Margherita Buy, Giuseppe Battiston, Massimiliano Bruno, Giulia Michelini.

Saturday, August 29 | 8:00 PM
DISCONNECTED [ SCONNESSI ]
Italy 2018 | 87′
Directed by Christian Marazziti, starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Ricky Memphis, Carolina Crescentini, Stefano Fresi, Antonia Liskova, Maurizio Mattioli, Giulia Elettra Gorietti.

Friday, September 4 | 8:00 PM
THE HANDYMAN [ IL TUTTOFARE ]
Italy 2018 | 98′
Directed by Valerio Attanasio, starring Sergio Castellitto, Guglielmo Poggi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Clara Alonso.

Saturday, September 5 | 8:00 PM
COUCH POTATOES [ GLI SDRAIATI ]
Italy 2017 | 102′
Directed by Francesca Archibugi, starring Claudio Bisio, Antonia Truppo, Cochi Ponzoni, Gaddo Bacchini.


Hidden Treasures of Italy: The Opera dei Pupi Virtual Seminar – July 24

Date 07.07.2020

This free 1-hour seminar presented by Dr. Federico Pacchioni will explore the cultural and artistic significance of the Opera dei Pupi, a form of puppet theater original of Sicily that has had much success in the island as well as abroad which. This unique art form, inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, provides an opportunity to appreciate a number fascinating features of Italy’s literature, folklore and craftsmanship. Seminar will be presented in English.

Friday, July 24 @ 5:00 pm PST

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Constantino Brumidi’s Roman-Influenced Frescoes in the U.S. Capitol – July 23

Date 07.22.2020

While many are familiar with Constantino Brumidi’s classically-inspired frescoes that grace the Rotunda of the US Capitol, few are familiar with his first full commission, the stunning Pompeii inspired fresco in the Senate wing’s Naval Affairs Committee room. Join NIAF to discover the connection between motifs in the Senate room and paintings discovered at Pompeii and other Campanian sites, as well as understand Brumidi’s goals in choosing such a wholly Pompeian style. This free virtual lecture will also feature a stunning slideshow and brief Q&A after the presentation.

July 23 @ 6:00 pm EST

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Free Webinar: Tracing Back Your Italian Roots – July 22

Date 07.18.2020

IACCW and Little Italy of LA present, “Tracing Back Your Italian Roots – All You Need to Know on Becoming an Italian Citizen” on July 22 at 6:00 pm PDT. If you are looking to become an Italian Citizen by descent or by marriage register for this free webinar led by Marco Permunian of Italian Citizenship Assistance (ICA).

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Make Pizza at Home with Elisabetta Ciardullo – July 17

Date 07.14.2020

Join the IIC and Elisabetta Ciardullo, founder of Think Italian! Events,  for a virtual cooking event and learn how to make pizza from scratch and cook it using your regular kitchen oven!

For more information and to register call or text 310 741-9669
Zoom meeting invitation will be sent upon registration. The session will be recorded.

Friday, July 17
12:00 – 1:30 pm
$25


Geronimo Stilton with Sofia & Maya! Free Virtual Workshop for Kids – July 16

Date 07.07.2020

It’s Italian story-time! Uhm….…. No! It’s Geronimo Stilton time! Join Italian-American teen sisters (and ex Fondazione Italia and Franklin students),  Sofia and Maya for a fun adventure through time! During this free 30-minute workshop, Sofia and Maya will read and interpret Geronimo Stilton’s exciting story “Viaggio nel Tempo,” stimulating children’s fantasy and promoting their comprehension of Italian vocabulary. Open to children 5 years and up with some pre-existing  knowledge of Italian.

Thursday, July 16 @ 4:00 PM PST

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