Cineclub Italiano – “I Soliti Ignoti” (Jan. 28, 8pm, UC 84)


You are all invited to the first screening of the Winter series of Cineclub italiano: Tuesday, January 28, UC 84. The title/theme of our new series is: The Bad, the Mean and the Wicked: Crime Italian Style.

This coming Tuesday, we will be showing one of the masterpieces of Commedia all’italiana, I soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street, dir. M. Monicelli, 1958), a hilarious satire of classic caper films like Rififi (dir. Jules Dassin, 1955).

Please note: all films are in Italian with English subtitles. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Check out what movies are playing on what nights!
Check out what movies are playing on what nights!

Here is the complete schedule of Cineclub italiano-Winter 2014:

Tuesday, January 28 (UC 84, 8pm), I soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street, dir. M. Monicelli, 1958)

Tuesday, February 11 (UC 84, 8pm), Un maledetto imbroglio (The Facts of Murder, dir. P. Germi, 1959)

Tuesday, February 25 (UC 84, 8pm), Vallanzasca: gli angeli del male (Vallanzasca: Angels of Evil, dir. M. Placido, 2010)

Tuesday, March 11 (UC 84, 8pm), I pugni in tasca (Fists in the Pocket, dir. M. Bellocchio, 1965)

Tuesday, March 25 (UC 84, 8pm) Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion, dir. E. Petri, 1970)

We hope to see many of you at our screenings.


Italian Courses!

Interested in taking some Italian courses? Take a look at the variety of interesting courses offered at Western University!

1) Italian 1030- Italian for Beginners


2) Italian 2200- Intermediate Italian


3) Italian 2215G- Exploring Italian Culture
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Cineclub Italiano Presents Movie Night!

Come one, come all to Cineclub Italiano’s movie night! Cineclub at Western is excited to invite you to join us in watching Italian crime films. These films are in Italian, but contain English subtitles; this way, everyone can follow along! As a result, bring your friends!

Screenings take place every other Tuesday in University College, room 84. The first screening will be the film “I Soliti Ignoti” (Big Deal on Madonna Street) at 8pm on January 28th, 2014.

All are welcomed so please come out and be ready to have some fun!

Check out what movies are playing on what nights!
Check out what movies are playing on what nights!

End of 2013 with CIAO

CIAO Western at Victoria Park!
CIAO Western at Victoria Park!

It was an eventful week for CIAO Western. On Tuesday November 26, CIAO hosted the last general meeting of the semester with delicious homemade pasta (as always), briscola games, and a night of Cineclub, where we saw “I mine vaganti”. Sunday night was the annual Holiday dinner at Pizza Pie in London, along with a walk in festive Victoria Park and a show from the annual Christmas train that stops every year on the railroad tracks on Richmond St. south of Oxford. Ending off the year with these successful events, CIAO is looking forward to even more exciting things to come next semester. From general meetings and a possible dinner with some of Western’s culture clubs to Charity Ball and a potential trip, CIAO will undoubtedly have another fun-filled semester! Buone feste, tutti!

CIAO at Western University

For the past four years, Western University’s Canadian Italian Awareness Organization (CIAO) is a student association that strives to integrate Italian Canadians on campus. The club hosts many events throughout the year in order to promote Italian traditions, culture, and way of life. From monthly meetings providing home-cooked Italian meals and Holiday dinners in London to bocce ball tournaments and briscola card games, CIAO is a welcoming and spirited student collective–many even consider the club as their second family at Western. Each year, the amount of members continues to grow, ranging from students with strong Italian heritages to those who are merely fascinated by Italian culture. When it comes to CIAO, tutti sono benvenuti a tavola!

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