Italian Movie Night: La Migliore Offerta (The Best Offer)

Come and join us for our monthly movie night!

On April 22nd 2014 at 7:00pm drop by the Italian Cultural Centre for a free evening of entertainment. This months Italian movie is La Migliore Offerta (The Best Offer), a movie about a auctioneer who becomes obsessed with a reclusive heiress who collects fine art. The movie will be presented in Italian with English subtitles.

The Best Offer (2013) Poster

If you like this movie, drop by La Biblioteca and check out our large selection of Italian movies and books.

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More Changes

Beginning Monday April 14th please follow us @IlCentroVan as we will be shutting down our Twitter account. We are also shutting down our Facebook account so make sure you keep up to date on La biblioteca news on Il Centro’s Facebook page found at https://www.facebook.com/ilcentrovan. Thank you and arrivederci! 

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from all the staff and volunteers at La Biblioteca

Il Centro and La Biblioteca will be closed on Good Friday (April 18th). Il Centro will be closed Easter Sunday (April 20th) and Easter Monday (April 21st).

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Italian Movie Night: La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)

UPDATE: We were unable to show this movie as it is currently being shown at cinema’s around the city. As soon as the movie is no longer being played elsewhere we will hold our movie night for La Grande Bellezza. Keep checking our blog, Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Come and join us for our monthly movie night!

On March 18th 2014 at 7:00pm drop by the Italian Cultural Centre for a free evening of entertainment. This months Italian movie is 2014 Academy Award winner for “Best Foreign Language Film” La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) directed by Paolo Sorrentino. This movie follows the life of a successful writer by the name of Jep Gambardella, who, at the age of 65, rejects the shallowness of the the Roman high life in order to find la grande bellezza. The movie will be presented in Italian with English subtitles.

Video of Paolo Sorrentino accepting his Academy Award: http://www.famigliacristiana.it/video/la-grande-bellezza-vince-l-oscar-il-video-della-proclamazione.aspx

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For more great titles such as this drop by La Biblioteca to check out what else we have to offer.

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New Arrival: Rome

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Thanks to one of our staff members we now have the popular HBO series Rome, the complete first season. This box set includes all 12 episodes, a bonus features DVD and a handy character guide booklet all stored away in a neat, wooden box.

For those who don’t know what Rome is about here is a short summary and a link to the IMDB page for more information.

This series is based around ancient Rome and the fall of the Roman republic to an autocratic empire. It is an account of the civil wars that ensued through the eyes of two soldiers. It chronicles the lives of the rich, like Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) and the common soldiers such as the two main characters, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384766/

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Where is “Rome” located at La Biblioteca?
-Currently located in the “New Arrivals” section but will eventually move to:
-Zone 1 DVD case (Blue)
-Drama
-AV ROM

Each DVD case gives the name of the episode, a short description of the episode and lists the writer and director of each episode. Some of the episodes have optional commentary options.

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Changes to La Biblioteca

We now have a new section in the library titled “New Arrivals”. If we have purchased any new materials whether it be DVDs or children’s books it can be found in this section.

Here is a picture of our new section but drop by and take a look for yourself.

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Il Rosso e Il Blu

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Il Rosso e Il Blu (The Red and the Blue) is a movie based around a school of struggling teenagers and burnt out teachers. The movie is situated around three different plot lines all converging on this one Italian School. The first is an older teacher (Roberto Herlitzka) that has lost his passion for teaching and life itself. The second follows the story of an unlikely friendship between the principal (Margherita Buy) and a boy who is ill and has also been abandoned by his mother. The last plot line is about an upbeat substitute teacher (Riccardo Scamarcio) who has a passion for his subject and his students attendance.

Where is “Il Rosso e Il Blu” located at La Biblioteca?
-Zone 2 DVD case (Red)
-Drama (Italian cinema section)
-AV ROS

Other details:
-97 minutes long
-Italian and English subtitles

Also contains: backstage extras, trailer, photo gallery and directors notes

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