Archive for October, 2010

October 30, 2010

Film night: Fellini’s La Strada

A naive girl (Giulietta Masina) from a destitute family is sold to an itinerant street entertainer (Anthony Quinn). Federico Fellini’s La strada Oscar-winning film (1954) is a tragic and haunting tale of repressed and unexpressed feelings.

Wednesday 3 November 2010, 7pm, Arts Building, Davis Theatre.

October 26, 2010

Italian courses

The Modern Language Society will run two Italian courses for beginners starting Thursday 28th October:

  • Italian Beginners   6-7pm – Arts Building Room 5040
  • Italian Intermediate  7-8pm – Arts Building Room 4046

For further information contact the Modern Language Society at modlang at csc.tcd.ie.

October 26, 2010

EGM results

An EGM of the Italian Society took place on 15th October 2010 to replace two outgoing Officers, the Chairperson and the Communication Officer, who have completed their course of studies at Trinity College and to whom we wish all the best for the future. Federica and Marco, grazie and well done!

Giulia Zuodar, previously the Secretary, run unopposed for the position of Chairperson and was elected; Luca Cappelletta was elected unopposed to replace Giulia.
Alessio Frenda was elected unopposed to the position of Communication Officer.
The five positions of ordinary committee members were also filled.

The new Executive Committee is as follows:

Chairperson: Giulia Zuodar
Secretary: Luca Cappelletta
Treasurer: Mauro Mantega
Events Officer: Brenda Donohue
Communication Officer: Alessio Frenda
Ordinary Committee members: Andrea Cerone, Giovanni Bernardi, Rohit Mishra, Nella Porqueddu and Stefano Verde.

On the same date a motion was tabled to modify article 3 of the Constitution to allow the election of honorary members, and was passed. The updated Constitution may be downloaded from here.

October 22, 2010

Suddenly Last Winter

(Documentary, Italy 2008, 80”)

What happens when political goodwill and political convenience clash over a draft bill meant to extend certain rights to civil partners?

This is the story of Gustav and Luca. Their life changes when the Italian government presents a draft law that would give rights to unmarried and gay couples, prompting a wave of homophobia in Italy. The Vatican and conservatives fight against it, preaching that the end of morality and the family are nigh if the legalisation on civil unions is not blocked. Together for over eight years, Luca and Gustav want to understand the different positions and undertake a journey into a country they did not know before and did not expect to find: their own.

Co-director Luca Ragazzi will attend the screening and will take questions from the audience after the screening.

Senator and civil rights campaigner David Norris will speak before the film and take us through the steps that led from the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland in 1993 to the passing of the Civil Partnership Bill in the Dáil in July 2010.

Wednesday 27 October 2010, 6pm, Synge Theatre, Arts Building.

Photos from the event (courtesy of Martin Prazak; click to enlarge):

Senator David Norris addressing the audience before the film Senator David Norris addressing the audience before the film Senator David Norris addressing the audience before the film
Senator David Norris addressing the audience before the film Senator David Norris addressing the audience before the film Co-director Luca Ragazzi during the Q&A session after the screening
Co-director Luca Ragazzi during the Q&A session after the screening Co-director Luca Ragazzi during the Q&A session after the screening The audience during the Q&A session with film maker Luca Ragazzi
Co-director Luca Ragazzi during the Q&A session after the screening
October 17, 2010

Cancellation

We are sorry to inform our members that the two films that were to be shown as part of La X settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo (The 10th Week of the Italian Language in the World) in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Dublin and the Italian Department in TCD,

  • Nuovomondo, directed by E. Crialese, scheduled for Thursday 21st October, 6.30pm
  • L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, directed by A. Ferrente, scheduled for Friday 22nd October, 6.30pm

had to be cancelled.

Our apologies for the late notice.