Sunday, December 19, 2010


Our Office will be closed for Christmas - New Years vacation from December 23rd until January 7th. We be back on January 10th with lots of new initiatives!
Happy Holidays to All and Have a Fantastic 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY CANCELLED

WE ARE CLOSING THE ASSOCIATION EARLY TODAY BECAUSE OF SNOW!! BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday Nights at Cappella Underground

On Monday December 20th at 8:30 p.m. , the feature film will be Witness, starring Harrison Ford (when he was still in his prime). This is the companion film to Big Love - TV series featured 2 weeks ago.

Harrison Ford goes undercover in Pennsylvania Amish country to protect a young witness. Enjoy the film and the post-film discussion led by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo (in English of course!).

After the holidays the series will feature Nurse Jackie - Jan. 10th and The Hospital - January 17th.

Friday Documentary - Taste of Freedom - December 17th - 6:00 p.m.

Join us and see a double feature Christmas and The Importance of Ritual from the Burt Wolf PBS Series entitled The Taste of Freedom.

Look at American holidays and discover what they were before the arrived in America, what they became and why they are important to Americans.

After this film, the series will return on January 14th with JFK - Years of Lightning, Day of Drums.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

English for Adult Beginners

Starting January 17 from 5-7pm! If you can read this, you are probably not a beginner, but maybe someone you know is (mom, dad, friends, neighbors...). Talk to Karoline for details!

ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS


We are organizing our FIRST EVER Italian class at the Association. It will start in January and will meet on Wednesdays from 10-12.
This course is for adults who are living in the Trieste area and are interested in improving their (mostly) spoken Italian.

Are you interested? Talk to me! Karoline

What's America Calendar 2011



Thank you US Consulate General Milan! The Blind Side was fantastic and the turnout was phenomenal. It was a lot of fun and we'll have to do it again soon.


For those of you who were at The Blind Side Showing on Friday, we will soon be doing the drawing for the "What's America 2011 Calendar" produced by the US Consulate General Milan. Keep your fingers crossed! We will contact the winners soon. Here is a preview of the winning photos featured in the calendar.

Monday, December 6, 2010

DECEMBER 2010 NEWS


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE FEST and SANTA CLAUS
The photos of our Cookie Fest are on Facebook.  Thanks everyone for such a fun time!

MONDAY NIGHTS – Cappella Underground, via Economo 12/9, 8:30 p.m.
BIG LOVE – TV Series – December 6, 2010
WITNESS – Film – December 13, 2010   Moved to December 20

TGI THURSDAY – Adult Coffee Hour, Via Roma 15
December 9, 2010 – 10-12
Have a cup of coffee and enjoy some English conversation.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

AMERICAN FILM SERIES IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE AT THE CINEMA ARISTON
Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
ADVENTURELAND (2009) will substitute THE BLIND SIDE at the Ariston… don’t worry though, The Blind Side will be open to the public on Friday, December 10th.  See below for more info.

THE BLIND SIDE - SPECIAL FILM EVENT, Via Roma 15
DECEMBER 10, 2010 Showings at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
THE BLIND SIDE . The US Consulate Milan and the US Embassy Rome are our sponsors for the viewing of the THE BLIND SIDE (winner of the 2010 Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role – Sandra Bullock).  The true story of a family and the boy that they take in.  He goes on to become a US football star.
 This film is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE of CHARGE, no membership is required.  Bring a friend (What a neat and inexpensive date night!)

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY, Via Roma 15, 6 p.m.
From the TASTE OF FREEDOM PBS SERIES hosted by BURT WOLF
December 17, 2010 – CHRISTMAS and The IMPORTANCE of RITUAL
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

OFFICE CLOSED
December 8th, December 23rd – January 8th.  We will reopen on January 10th. 

LIBRARY NEWS
We have lots of new books and DVD’s.  Please come and check something out!

GET READY FOR STORYTIME
Storytime will begin on Saturday, January 15th at 10 a.m. with Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  See you in 2011! We wish you all the happiest holiday season!  

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Friday, December 3, 2010

TGI Thursday - Adult Coffee Hour - December 9th 10-12


Our TGI Thursday Adult Coffee Hour is scheduled for December 9th from 10-12. Come and join us for some coffee and English conversation!
If you are a baker, show off your talent and bring your latest creation for the others to enjoy!
See you Thursday.

The UPDATED Ariston Film Series List

18 November 2010, The Town (2010), director Ben Affleck, starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, John Hamm, presented at the 2010 Venice Film Festival

9 December 2010, Adventureland (2009), director Greg Mottola, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kelsey Ford, nominated 2010 Independent Spirit Award, best screenplay

10 December 2010, The Blind Side (2009), director John Lee Hancock, starring Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, (winner 2010 Oscar, best actress in a leading role) - At the Associazione Italo Americana del FVG / American Corner in Via Roma 15- showings at: 2,4,6,8 p.m. - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- Offered by the US Consulate General Milan / US Embassy Rome.

20 January 2011, Toy Story III (2010), director Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

3 February 2011, The Cove (2009), Director Louie Psihoyos, (winner 2010 Oscar, best documentary)

3 March 2011, Fair Game (2009), starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

17 March 2011, The Messenger (2009), director Oren Moverman, starring Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson, nominated 2010 Oscar, best supporting actor (Woody Harrelson), best screenplay

7 April 2011, The Social Network (2010), director David Fincher, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons

21 April 2011, The World’s Best Prom (2006), directors Chris Talbott and Ari Vena,
Filmed in Karoline’s home town of Racine, Wisconsin!

19 May 2011, My One and Only (2009), director Richard Loncraine, starring Renée Zellweger, Logan Larman, Kevin Bacon, selected for the Berlin International Film Festival

Thursday, December 2, 2010

COOKIE FEST REMINDER!

Friday from 5-7.

Want to bring cookies? Feel free to make a batch of your favorites and bring your recipe so we can photocopy it for others!

Monday Nights - Big Love - December 6th, 20:30, Cappella Underground


This week's featured TV Series is BIG LOVE.
View a few episodes of this Mormon view of marriage.
Followed by English Commentary by Leonardo Buonomo.
The companion film is WITNESS, Monday (December 20th). The Amish view of family life.

THE BLIND SIDE - Special Showing in Via Roma 15, Friday, December 10th, 14,16,18,20

The film that we have all been waiting for THE BLIND SIDE, starring Sandra Bullock - Oscar Winner - Best Actress, will be shown at the Associazione Italo Americana - American Corner, via Roma 15, on Friday, December 10th at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 21:00.

We are proud to announce that THE BLIND SIDE is offered to the public by the US Consulate of Milan and the US Embassy Rome.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - No membership required. Bring a Friend. Share this message.

The Blind Side is based on the extraordinary true story of a real-life Memphis family and Michael Oher, the boy they took into their home from the housing projects, who went on to become an American football star.

Unreleased in Italy, Sandra Bullock's performance won her both the 2009 Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress.

Cinema Ariston - ADVENTURELAND - December 9, 2010


There has been a change in our Ariston schedule. On December 9th, at 16:00, 18:30, 21:00 we will show ADVENTURELAND, a comedy about some twenty-somethings during summer break who end up working in an amusement park.

On the date that Adventureland was in the schedule, FAIR GAME with Sean Penn will take its place.

You are still in time to purchase your AIA-FVG Membership cards - either at the Association or directly at the cinema on the day of the film.


Don't worry, THE BLIND SIDE, 2010 Oscar Winner - Best Actress in a Starring Role - Sandra Bullock, will still be shown the following day Friday, December 10th at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 in the Association Italo Americana in Via Roma 15.

It is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - no Membership Card Required. GET THERE EARLY TO GET A SEAT. BRING A FRIEND! SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED!