Monday, January 31, 2011

We are Showing The Cove at the Ariston this Thursday

Don't know if you know this but... we got SPECIAL PERMISSION to show this film as it has not been released in Italy (Leonardo, correct me if I'm wrong). It is an award winner (Academy Award Best Documentary 2009) and we are really excited to have it as part of this year's series. Here is what the website has to say about it...

"...THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.

THE COVE is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann."

Films at the Ariston are for Members of the Italian American Association. You can buy this year's membership card at the Association or at the Ariston the night of the film!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What's America Calendar 2011

2011 is your lucky year!
If you came to see The Blind Side in December, and signed up to win a What's America Calendar 2011.... YOU WON!!!
Come by the front desk of our office and pick up your copy - and you're the one who said that you never win anything!
Congrats - keep the good luck flowing!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday Storytime: The Foot Book

Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 10-11 a.m.

Join us with your children for this favorite Dr. Seuss tale.

A "Mother Tongue Mommy" reads the story and then a craft or activity related to the story follows.
The FOOT BOOK will substitute Fox in Socks... the mother tongue mommy got too tongue twisted to get through the story. Please bring your RIGHT and LEFT FEET!

Call to reserve for your little one at 040 63 03 01

Free for the children of members... not a member yet?

Become one on Saturday.

Friday Documentary: A Flea Market

Friday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Explore the colorful world of open-air shopping across the USA. Celebrate the unusual people and the enticing things to be found in parking lots, fairgrounds, outdoor cinemas, sidewalks and wherever else someone has posted a sign saying "Flea Market".
PBS Documentary - 60 minutes duration

Open to the Public

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday Storytime- Goldie Locks and the 3 Bears

Saturday Storytime - Saturday, January 22nd at 10 a.m.
A classic tale this week. Who's been eating MY porridge?
This is free to the children of all members. Not a member yet? What a great reason to finally become one!Parents and teachers are welcome to listen in and help with crafts. Call the office to reserve a space for your little one.
One of our "Mother Tongue Mommies" reads the story and then the group makes a related craft. See you Saturday!
Here are some photos from last week's Hop on Pop, with our own Karoline Steckley as the reader.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday Documentary -By the People: The election of Barack Obama

Friday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. in Via Roma 15.
Follow Barack Obama on the campaign trail from his first victory in the Iowa Primaries through to his historic inauguration as President of the United States of America.
Open to the Public.

Monday, January 17, 2011

TOY STORY 3 - in original version at the Ariston

The third part in the Disney - Pixar series with Buzz Light Year, The Cowboy and Andy, their human owner.

Not a member yet? Become one. You can get your membership directly at the Ariston prior to the film.

Showtimes: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 4:00, 6:30 and 9:00 p.m.
Cinema Ariston, Via Romolo Gessi 14 - Trieste

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Sunday, January 16, 2011


We are having a good old fashioned BAKE SALE to raise money for this year's Film Series. If you are interested in making something, please let us know or bring your contribution to the Association Thursday morning or directly to the cinema on Thursday afternoon. Please wrap your treats up in snack-sized portions!

If you don't bake, but you like to EAT, bring your wallet to the movie on Thursday and support the Association by buying and eating!!

Thanks in advance!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday Nights, The Hospital, January 17th, 8:30 p.m.

Cappella Underground, Via Economo at 8:30 p.m.,
If you missed Nurse Jackie, you still have a chance to enjoy some dark humor with The Hospital, 1971 film featuring an all star cast (George C. Scott and Diana Riggs).
Be there or be square...
“The incompetence here is absolutely radiant!”
Synopsis:A suicidal doctor (George C. Scott) finds his faith in life renewed by a free-spirited young woman (Diana Riggs), whose father is a patient in his dysfunctional New York hospital; meanwhile, doctors and nurses throughout the hospital are mysteriously dropping dead.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

English Courses for Adults

Here is a great way to fulfill that New Year's Resolution to finally improve your English! Register for the new session of English courses for adults. Try one lesson at no charge.

Beginner - Mondays from 5 - 7 p.m. (lunedì 17-19) January - June
Intermediate / Advanced Conversation - Thursdays from 7-9 (giovedì 19-21) January - June

The cost is €125 for each 5 lessons (2 hours per lesson)
Plus membership in the association.

For more info contact us at 040 630301 or 349 8666667

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Saturday Storytime - HOP on POP by Dr. Seuss

Starting this Saturday, January 15th from 10 - 11 a.m. we begin this winter's edition of Storytime. Bring your little ones to the Association to read a story with our "Mother Tongue Mommies". Each story is followed by a related craft or activity. Parents are welcome!
Call the office to sign up because space is limited. The initiative is free for the children, grandchildren, neices, nephews of our members. Not a member yet? ... Become one!

The first story is a classic - HOP on POP by Dr. Seuss.

Here is the complete list:
Jan. 15th Hop on Pop
Jan. 22nd Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
Jan. 29th Fox in Socks
Feb. 5th Jack and the Beanstalk
Feb. 12th One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Feb. 19th Little Red Riding Hood
Feb. 26th The Cat in the Hat
Mar. 19th Henny Penny
Mar. 26th Horton Hears a Who
Apr. 2nd Hansel and Gretel


John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums
Friday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. in Via Roma 15.

We're back with a a fantastic documentary produced by the US Information Agency, narrated by Gregory Peck and originally not intended for general viewing.

Explore the 1000 days of JFK's presidency, from his inauguration in 1961 to his assasination on November 22, 1963. It emphasize Kennedy's hopes during his presidency and details the "Six Faces of the New Frontier". OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THURSDAY Adult Coffee Hour

It's almost Thursday and time for our monthly Thursday Adult Coffee Hour. Come by via Roma 15 on Thursday, January 13th from 10-12. Enjoy some conversation and a cup of coffee. Feel free to bring some of your favorite cookies ... you don't have to share the secret recipe unless you really want to.
Open to the public.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

What are you doing Monday Night??

Meet us at Cappella Underground for a showing of Nurse Jackie!
Cappella Underground
Via Economo 12/9
Thank goodness the holidays are over and we can get back to our Monday night routine. See you there!