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All programs are offered free of charge by the Dorothea van Dyke McLane Association to anyone in the community with an interest in Italian culture.

Doors open at 4:45 pm. Seating is limited. Due to fire regulations, when seating capacity has been reached we regret that we may have to turn people away from that evening’s program.

Programs are followed by informal get-togethers where one can chat with old and new friends, and taste dishes and offerings brought by participants.

There is no reception after a movie, however a few people usually get together at a local restaurant or coffee shop. All movies are in Italian with English subtitles.

In case of cancellation of a program due to inclement weather or unexpected reasons, please check this Web site or call Dorothea’s House for information.

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Film – Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go) 2017

March 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Directed by Francesco Amato

Lasciati andare (Let yourself go) is a classic example of an Italian screwball comedy.

There’s the older, more affluent and educated Elia (Toni Servillo), and the pretty young screwball Claudia (Verónica Echegui) who challenges his masculinity, social status, and general sense of well being, leading him on a merry chase around Rome that changes his life. It is about a Jewish psychoanalyst who lives and works in the Roman ghetto. He is separated from his wife Giovanna (Carla Signoris) but they remain close and live next door to each other.

Settled into a stodgy, predictable existence, his comfort level is disrupted when his doctor tells him he’d better get in shape, or else, and so he joins a gym. As Elia struggles to get acclimated to the high-energy world of modern fitness centers, he hires young trainer Claudia to get him up to speed.
Claudia’s life is…complicated…and getting Elia in shape becomes increasingly important as they are running from young thug Ettore (Luca Marinelli), who hid some stolen property and can’t remember where.

Lasciati Andare

Lasciati Andare


March 10, 2019
3:00 pm
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