Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A MATTER OF HEART QUESTIONE DI CUORE
In Italian with English subtitles
Director: Francesca Archibugi
Length: 102 minutes
Genre: Drammatic Comedy
Actors: Kim Rossi Stuart, Antonio Albanese, Michaela Ramazzoto, Francesca Inaudi, Chiara Noschese
It was unlikely that Angelo and Alberto’s paths would ever cross. Angelo (Kim Rossi Stuart), a solid family man, is married with two kids and a third on the way. A thoughtful and generous man, he runs his own garage that provides a good life for his family. A very different personality, Alberto (Antonio Albanese) is a successful writer, but a loner; loudmouthed, clumsy and a little bit crazy.
They meet in the emergency room, befriending each other on the night as Angelo says, “their engines seized” – each suffering a heart attack. The heart attack makes Angelo rightly fear for his family’s future, while Alberto cannot commit to the woman he loves and suffers from writer’s block. But when Angelo and Alberto are together, they feel better and stronger.
The film will be screened one time only on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Letelier Theater in Georgetown. The event is organized by The Washington, DC Italian Language Meetup Group. Tickets are available to group members for $8.00 or general admission is $10.00 at the door.
Here's a trailer for the film in Italian with no subtitles:
For complete event details, see the group website: http://www.meetup.com/italiano/events/16985196/
Sunday, March 20, 2011
- The Philadelphia Museum, also known for its "Rocky" steps, currently has an exhibit featuring Roberto Capucci, a well known artist and fashion designer of the mid 20th century
- Fountain of Sea Horses, a replica of the fountain in the Borghese Gardens in Rome, a gift from Italy
- The Academy of Music, the oldest opera house in the U.S, that is modeled after the La Scala opera house in Milan
- Christopher Columbus Memorial at Penn's landing
- Murals of legendary Frank Sinatra and Mario Lanza
- 9th Street Italian Market in South Philly
- The trip will be finished off with a delicious meal at Caffe Valentino
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Recently, Chef AmyBrandwein from Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle joined the NationalOrganization of Italian American Women for their Spring Meet and Greet.
Chef Brandwein showed us how to whip up some tasty, two-bite sized cannoli accented with pistachios. She shared her secret of using ricotta made from sheep's milk, which can usually be found in an Italian specialty store.
These cannoli are cute, but their diminutive size also serves a practical function; allowing diners to satisfy their sweet tooth after having already indulged in a big dinner. If you have ever eaten a cannoli, and I am sure you have, you already know how filling it can be. This portion size is just right, whether it follows a dinner or you are just looking for uno spuntino. You can try whipping up a batch of these tasty traditional Italian treats at home with this Chef Amy's recipe.
If you would like to see Chef Amy Brandwein for yourself mastering the art of la cucina italiana, you will have a chance the first Saturday of every month as she features the cuisine of a different region. On April 2nd she will take you to the Tuscan hills, to the capital of Rome in May, and then down to the Southern region of Campania, famous in the U.S. for everything Neopolitan.
You will surely enjoy your time at the demonstration, just as attendees did at the Meet and Greet. Chef Brandwein is not new to the role of educating others; she began teaching and garnered a following several years ago as an instructor at her culinary alma mater L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland
Though not of Italian descent, Chef Brandwein shared with the NOIAW her deep appreciation for the many varieties of Italian cuisine. She mastered the art of cooking in an Italian kitchen, and even picked up some Italian.
Classes are $100 a person, and include a four-course meal, tax, and tip. They run from noon to three pm. For more information click here. Make your reservation soon, as class size is limited to 30 people.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
CaoDC talks to the producers, filmmakers, writers and publicists of the unconventional documentary A Woman Like That. Get behind the scenes of 17th Century artist Artemisia Gentileschi with this exclusive CiaoDC interview with Ellen Weissbrod (Director, Producer, Writer, Editor) Linda Altman (Publicist), Melissa Powell (Producer, Writer, Editor) and CiaoDC Contributors Tara Mancini and Gala Duckworth. Catch the screening and meet the artists on Saturday, March 5, 1:00 PM at the National Gallery of Art. Listen to interview here!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Plus, join CiaoDC's skype chats with filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod on the life of Italian artist Artemesia Gentileschi just in time for the upcoming screening of A Woman Like That and meet and greet at NGA on March 5; then get singing with our sweetheart tenor, Elio Scaccio for his private concert and chef tasting at DaMimmo's in Little Italy on March 23.
Get a taste of that event with CiaoDC's skype chat later this month. Need a dose of Italian March Madness now? Go around town with CiaoDC with these video clips from the town's latest events. JOIN SKYPE CHATS AT CIAODC, PASSWORD: CIAODC1. Be eligible to win Sicilian Olive Oil from Colavita when you join the chat!
CiaoDC Interview with Anita McBride here.
NOIAW Meet and Greet Reception attendees, Sylvia Cacciato and Tina Maiolo below.
National Gallery of Art Guest Curator, Charles Beddington - Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals chats with CiaoDC Special Features Editor, Gala Duckworth.