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All programs are offered free of charge by the Dorothea van Dyke McLane Association to anyone in the community with an interest in Italian culture.
Doors open at 4:45 pm. Seating is limited. Due to fire regulations, when seating capacity has been reached we regret that we may have to turn people away from that evening’s program.
Programs are followed by informal get-togethers where one can chat with old and new friends, and taste dishes and offerings brought by participants.
There is no reception after a movie, however a few people usually get together at a local restaurant or coffee shop. All movies are in Italian with English subtitles.
In case of cancellation of a program due to inclement weather or unexpected reasons, please check this Web site or call Dorothea’s House for information.
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The Controversial Verdi: Boheme Opera NJ Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti will explore the background, story and music of Verdi’s Rigoletto, planned for the company’s 31st season in spring 2020. Despite initial problems with Austrian censors who controlled Northern Italian theaters,…Find out more »
Molise, The Last Undiscovered Region of Italy: Wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia is Molise, the last undiscovered region of Italy. Jenifer Larmore, who lives and works part of the year in Molise, explores this hidden region, with a focus on…Find out more »
Ma che bella sorpresa (What a Lovely Surprise), 2015; Directed by Alessandro Genovesi. Film in ItalianoFind out more »
Pompeii—Life in a Roman Town: The astonishing preservation of Pompeii has captured popular imagination ever since it was rediscovered in the 1700s. Princeton University Classics Professor Caroline Cheung will uncover the urban fabric of the city by looking at its…Find out more »
Polenta Festa: It’s our traditional feast where polenta reigns supreme. Dust off your favorite recipes— whether polenta with lentils, with sausages, with cheese or anything else you can imagine—and bring it to share. Oven space is limited, so bring your…Find out more »
Finché c’è prosecco c’è speranza (The Last Prosecco), 2017; Directed by Antonio Padovan Film in ItalianoFind out more »
Leonardo—Painter, Military Engineer, Inventor: Although 500 years have passed since Leonardo da Vinci’s death, his art, studies of human anatomy and vision of future technology still astonish the world. Princeton University Professor of Aerospace and Engineering Michael Littman will focus…Find out more »
Sono tornato (I Am Back), 2018; Directed by Luca Miniero Film in ItalianoFind out more »
The Culture of Fashion in Italy—Women, Film and the Media: Eugenia Paulicelli, Professor of Italian and Women’s Studies, Queens College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, will talk about the crucial role women have played and…Find out more »