Activities at the Center provide interesting Italian movies, operas and lectures. The doors open at 2:00pm and the program begins at 2:30pm.
March 23, 2014 – Movie – The Spaghetti West documents the film genre referred to as Spaghetti Westerns.
These movies were made in Italy during the 1950s and ‘60s, where production costs were very cheap and the terrain offered perfectly believable sets. While Sergio Leone became the most well-known director that succeeded in the genre, a number of famous film personalities such as Clint Eastwood and Ennio Morricone established themselves in these Westerns. The film utilizes clips of some of the most famous scenes. In English and Italian.
Please call 707-591-9696 to reserve your seat at no charge.
Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California
On April 6 and 7, the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation (NBICF), the Santa Rosa Junior College Department of Modern & Classical Languages & American Sign Language and the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County will host filmmakers Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien for the screening of their film, “Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California”.
Finding the Motherlode documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California. Through stories set in seven Italian communities throughout California, including Sonoma County, this film examines how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State. It is also a look at how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America. To learn more about the film & the film makers, visit the official film site by clicking here.
- Sunday, April 6, 4:30-7:00 pm – Finding the Motherlode: Italian Immigrants in California – Special Film Documentary on the Italian Immigration to California at Carole Ellis Auditorium on the Santa Rosa JC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy. Prior to the filming there will be a reception with light refreshments and following the film there will be a post screening discussion with the filmmakers.
Tickets $10/ SRJC Parking $4. Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets – click here to order.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the NBICF March 16 Dinner at the Veterans Hall, 5:00 PM. Tickets for “will call” at the theater may be ordered by mail until April 3 by sending check for $10 per ticket to NBICF at 64 Brookwood Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404 – Call 707-591-9696 for more information.
- Monday, April 7, 5:00-7:00 PM – NBICF and the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County host Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien, directors and producers of Finding the Mother Lode, for a fireside chat and wine reception at the Sonoma County Wine Library, 139 Piper Street, Healdsburg. The reception highlights a few of the winery principals interviewed in the film including Cellar #8 at Asti Winery, Pedroncelli and Seghesio. Artisan cheese and local bread will accompany the wine tasting. The directors will speak briefly about their project and also will have the DVD for sale at the event.Tickets: $25 to the general public, $20 for NBICF members Wine Library Associates. To purchase tickets see Fireside Chat with Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurine at www.eventbrite.com by clicking here.
Monthly Dinners – March Date Changed to March 16.
The day and date of the March Dinner has been changed to Sunday, March 16. The NBICF office will call members who may have already sent in their reservation form to inform them of this change. The reservation form in the Mosaico now has the correct date. Call the NBICF office if you have a question about your reservation.
Sunday, March 16, 5:00 pm – Tavola di San Giuseppe at Santa Rosa Veterans Hall – In keeping with our “Regional Dinner” menus, we will present from the region of Tuscany and our menu will feature roasted pepper crostini & warm foccacia; Pasta with Pork Ragu; salad & bread. Assorted cookies and orange sponge cake for dessert. Doors open at 5:00 – Dinner at 6:00. Come early and enjoy music and conversazione with friends to commemorate the ancient tradition of Tavola di San Giuseppe. Prepaid reservations only must be received by March 12, 2014.
$14 members, $16 guests, $8 teens 13-17, $5 children 5-12, under 5 free.