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january 2020

mar6:30 pmicff Nome Di Donnascreening times

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Nome Di Donna

Marco Tullio Giordana | 92 min

Genre: Drama | Language: Italian| Subtitles: English

Nina Martini, a single mother, gets a temporary job at the Barrata elderly residence. It is a relief for her to get this job and she enjoys the quietness of the place and the work shifts with thirty other women. But soon she discovers the well-kept secret of the manager, a well-established system of small sexual favors. The sexual harassment is extorted by the powerful man and protected by the Catholic care structures. The silent complicity of the victims makes this vicious circle harder to break. Nina starts investigating, but she is isolated by her colleagues who want her to stop as they are afraid to lose their jobs. She gets sued for defamation. Determined to establish the truth, she finally gets a laywer’s support and succeeds to corner Torri.
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Month Long Event (march)

16jan(jan 16)10:00 am23(jan 23)12:00 pmA Clown from Rimini Named Fellini - A Lecture Series by Dr. Franco Gallippi

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The aim of this lecture series is to commemorate Fellini’s hundredth birthday (January 20, 2020) by taking a journey through the decades of the Maestro’s filmography. Each lecture will be dedicated to two decades of Fellini’s career by concentrating on certain dominant themes that characterize the films of the decade in question. Whatever the decade, the clown and the circus are a constant presence in Fellini’s films. This presence is worth exploring.

Lecture 1: “Fellini’s Beginnings and his Masterpieces” – Thursday, January 16 | 10am – 12 pm 

Lecture 2: “Fellini and TV Culture: The 1980s and Early 1990s” – Thursday, January 23 | 10am – 12 pm

Each lecture ends with a clip from one of Fellini’s films followed by a Q&A.

Tickets: $20 General Public/ $15 IIC Students.
Reservation is required. To register please email


16 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 23 (Thursday) 12:00 pm

19jan3:00 pm5:00 pmNew novella by singer - songwriter Joseph Maviglia

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Please visit or email at joseph.maviglia@sympatic – for
signed copy. 20. CDN + Postage and Handling or15./per CDN multiple copies +
Postage and Handling.

Sunday, January 19, 3:00-5:00pm at Gatto Nero Café at 720 College Street

“The Sicilian Cowboys be a mash-up of Kerouac and Salinger, but set in the 1970s Calabria of Spaghetti Western-style, wine-makin’ terrorists, Godfather-wannabe crooks, and jazzy, funky, rustic Madonna-like Donina, the love-interest of Roberto. This dude finds himself ranching in that Dixie-like swath of southern Italy, i.e. Calabria, next door to beautiful, perilous Sicily, and having to navigate his way among roustabouts, wranglers, ne’er-do-wells, fist-fighting drunks, and Rolling-Stone-like “Wild Horses,” save
that these steeds are tramplingly and stampedingly real. Joseph Maviglia maps a Kerouac-and-Steinbeck, broke-down America, except that it’s Calabria. His Roberto recalls Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, but also the speaker in Dylan’s Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues—bluesy, alienated misfit, who don’t fit in anywhere and can’t find love from anyone. This novella’s a Beat Romance wherein some folks are beatific and others get beaten down. Glue thine eyes herein, peeps!”

—George Elliott Clarke, 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016 & 2017)


(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

22jan6:30 pm11:00 pmA Goblin’s Chamber by Maurizio Guarini

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Wednesday January 22 | 6:30pm | Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St. | FREE EVENT

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Maurizio Guarini’s new album: A Goblin’s Chamber – A string quartet revisitation.

Maurizio Guarini, member of Italian progressive rock band, Goblin, will perform a brief concert of some of the tracks from the new album, accompanied by a string quartet.

“As a member of Goblin, after so many years, I decided to create a revisited version with a classical twist of some of our most popular tunes, including “Profondo Rosso” and “Suspiria”, rearranged for piano and string quartet.” – Maurizio Guarini



(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm