UPCOMING JANUARY CULTURAL EVENTS

At the Italian Cultural Society it is our mission to serve the cultural needs of our community by providing some of the best and most unique cultural programs and activities in our region. Programs which can not be found elsewhere.  Our programs enable us to learn about our heritage and history, strengthen our unity and identity, and enable new generations to enjoy and participate in our heritage through our cultural and educational activities.  As a regional center we offer outstanding language and dance programs which carry on our traditions for young families with children as well as for adults.

Friday, January 19 
at 8:00 pm

ITALIAN FILM SERIES:
"MIA MADRE"


Admission $10
at the Italian Center,
Carmichael

(“My Mother”) Starring Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti and John Tuturro. A female film director’s private life and professional life is in turmoil as her daughter is failing in school, her mother is hospitalized, her brother is unstable and an American actor on set pushes her to the edge.  (2015).

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 'MIA MADRE' FILM TRAILER

IN ITALIAN W. ENGLISH SUBTITLES

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED,
DOORS OPEN AT 7:30pm 

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED, PAY W. CASH/CHECK AT DOOR

Sunday, January 21
at 1:30 pm

WINE TASTING AND SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATION


TASTING BY ANDIS WINES
SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATION; "THE BAROLO BOYS"
Admission $25  /  at the Italian Center, Carmichael

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 'BAROLO BOYS' FILM TRAILER

You’re invited for a special afternoon featuring the wines of Andis Winery located in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. Andis produces a number of Italian Varietals such as Barbera and Primitivo. Both wines will be available for tasting at the event along with an Amador County Barolo. The Tasting will be led by Leonardo Muslija of Andis Wines who will give a power point presentation about the Piedmont region, Barolo wines and The Nebbiolo grape.

We are combining the tasting with a film documentary about the story of the Barolo wine revolution. Barolo is now one of the most famous wines in the world. 30 years ago, Barolo, a wine derived from the Nebbiolo grape, was unknown, even in the beautiful Langhe region of Northwestern Italy, now a UNESCO World heritage Site. In the 1980s, a group of small scale wine producers called the Barolo Boys upset the quiet world of the Piedmontese countryside and brought about a revolution in Italian wine. The film traces the story of this group of producers and their effect on Italian wine making. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 'BAROLO BOYS' FILM TRAILER

DOORS OPEN AT 1:00pm 

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
     PAY WITH CASH OR CHECK AT DOOR

OR CLICK BUTTON BELOW TO PRE-PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL OR  
    DEBIT/CREDIT CARD. Shopping cart will pop up, proceed through
    checkout.
      
    (YOUR NAME WILL BE HELD AT WILL-CALL).

Sunday, January 28
at 2:00 pm

FILM DOCUMENTARY:
"MY ITALIAN SECRET - THE FORGOTTEN HEROES"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center,
Carmichael

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 'ITALIAN SECRET' FILM TRAILER

During the German occupation of Italy during World War II, an underground network of Italians risked their lives to save the Jews of Italy. Few people realize that the Italians saved 85% of these Jews during the war. In this documentary film we learn from firsthand and historical accounts how the
Italians resisted efforts to deport the Jews, hiding them in homes, hospitals, convents, seminaries, and churches, then smuggled them to safe places. The film highlights cycling champion Gino Bartali, winner of the Tour De France in 1938 and 1948, who smuggled false identifications and photos he hid in the hollow frame of his bike, to the Assisi underground network. An extraordinary tale of ordinary citizens who heroically resisted the Nazi forces until the Allies arrived. It is a story that should be remembered. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 'ITALIAN SECRET' FILM TRAILER

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED,

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30pm 

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED, PAY W. CASH/CHECK AT DOOR