Monday, April 30, 2012

AIA FVG. American Corner Trieste- May Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
MAY 2012 NEWS

MAY
Here is what’s going on this month!  We have 50 flavors of America this month:  Current Cinema, Retro Cinema, English Classes, Cooking Classes, Walking tours, Documentaries, Conferences, Exhibits, Coffee Hour, Books, DVD’s, Magazines.  Come to via Roma and get a double dip without the calories!

MAY HOLIDAY- OFFICE CLOSED
Our office will be closed on May 1st.

AMERICAN FILM SERIES in ORIGINAL LANGUAGE at the ARISTON, Showtimes:  2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
May 3th - Film series: J. Edgar, a film by Clint Eastwood with  Leonardo  DiCaprio and Naomi Watts, one nomination  for Golden Globe. This film lasts 137 minutes so we have changed the show times as written above.   Our office remains closed in the afternoon.   See you at the cinema!

TRIESTE USA: 1945 – 1954, A WALKING TOUR,  Via Roma 15, 10:00 a.m.
Learn what Trieste was like under the Allied Military Government.  We are offering a 2-hour presentation and walking tour in English presenting the landmarks of TRUST (Trieste US Troops).  Our guide Edi Caropresi will take us back to those days.  Check out the photos from the previous tour.  Did you know that JFK, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower were all here in 1952?  Special AMG currency and stamps were used here? Sea planes landed in Trieste?  Louis Armstrong played here?  Contact us for special tours for groups and schools with at least 15 people (special tours can be in Italian or English). 
May tour dates in English are:  Saturday, May 12th and Saturday, May 26th.  Contribution:  €10 per person (€8 for members). Call to reserve. 
TOUR in ITALIAN - Trieste USA - May 5th, meeting at 9:45 a.m.

SPOTLIGHT on TRIESTE USA, Via Roma 15 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
We have a scheduled a series of Friday events to complement our TRIESTE USA theme.  These events are all Free and Open to the Public.  In addition, come by the association and see our photographic exhibit.  

May 4th – 6 p.m. - Conversation about life in Trieste under the A.M.G. with Pietro Spirito – journalist and author of “Trieste a Stelle e Strisce” e Aldo D’Eliso – director of “Stars and Stripes” in Trieste with the A.M.G. 1945-1954 and author of “Bari – Trieste e l’America in Tasca” (in Italian).
May 11th  - 6 pm  - Documentary - “Le Ragazze di Trieste” with the directors Chiara Barbo and Andrea Magnani.  Interviews with the girls from Trieste who married TRUST soldiers and moved to the US. (Bilingual Italian / English)
May 18th  -three showings: 3,  5 and 7pm  - Film - “Diplomatic Courier (1952) filmed in Trieste, starring Tyrone Power and Patricia O’Neal and featuring Karl Malden and Charles Bronson. (In English)
May 25th 6-7pm   - Documentary “Blue Jeans e Gonne Corte” with the director Renzo Carbonera. Trieste seemed to be a quiet place, but underneath the surface it was a world of spies, uncertainty. (In Italian).

THURSDAY ADULT COFFEE BREAK, Via Roma 15, 10-12 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May 10th 10-12am  Our monthly appointment for clever conversation (in English of course) and a cup of coffee.

AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL
May 9th and 10th -6.30pm - California Fusion with Andrea! Learn the insider secrets of California Mediterranean Bistrot cuisine, preferred by the stars that Andrea cooked for at Patina and other L.A. restaurants.  Weather permitting, we’ll be able to enjoy our dinner outside on the terrace.  Request has been so great that this course will be offered twice on 2 separate evenings.  A cooking class only for members.  All lessons in English!    Cost: €40.  PlaceGastronomia Ludvig.  Call to reserve and pay in advance.

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARIES- Our regular documentary season has ended for this year.  Thanks to Michael Stavola for selecting a fantastic list and for being our “lights, video, action” man each Friday afternoon!  If you’re a documentary lover, don’t miss our special homegrown May documentaries for Trieste USA!

LIBRARY NEWS
Volunteer Librarians - Our crew of volunteer librarians is working hard on keeping our collection in order and in managing check-outs.  Thanks to all of them under the supervision of Daniela.  Calling Dr. Dewey!  If you are a librarian or just love libraries and would like to volunteer, contact us! 

eLibraryUSA – on-line library managed by the US State Department
The American Corner Trieste is offering access to eLibraryUSA.  Get access to information that Americans find at their public libraries.  A broad range of resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, audio books, children’s books and more are available on-line. To get access, send an e-mail from your e-mail address to: aia.fvg@gmail.com
Write that you attend programs at the American Corner Trieste.  If you are a student, teacher or professor, write the name of the school or university where you study or work. Within a few days, you will receive your password to access eLibrary USA. To learn more about this initiative, click to watch the video explanationublic libraries. We have a broad range of resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, and more.
HOW DO I GET ACCESS?
Send an e-mail from your e-mail address to: aia.fvg@gmail.com
Write that you attend programs at the American Corner Trieste. If you are a student, teacher or professor, write the name of the school or university where you study or work.
Within a few days, you will receive your password to access eLibrary USA.

New in town?  Looking for networking opportunities, friendship and cultural activities?  Contact the International Welcome Club Trieste

See you in May at the Association!

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Via Roma 15, 34132 Trieste – 040 63 03 01        aia.fvg@gmail.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 4-8pm , Tuesday and Thursday 10-12

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