Sunday, March 27, 2011

La Fiat 500 è (quasi) qui!

The Fiat 500 is coming to America! Fiat dealerships are opening up here, and in fact there will be one in Atlanta! This is something Il Nostro Inviato has been talking about for years -- no exaggeration -- but it's also of interest to me.

Here's one of the stories I'm reading about the 500's arrival:

I also love the story below about what Fiat had to change to make the car ready for the North American market (and North American regulatory and safety concerns):

Will I buy a Fiat 500? Ma non so....Il Nostro Inviato will want me to have one, for sure. But it's smaller than a Mini, which means it's smaller than my Volkswagen Golf. And that may be a bit too small even for Ciambellina.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Atlanta Italian Film Fest info now available

The 2011 Atlanta Italian Film Festival kicks off on Thu., March 24. The organization running the festival has now posted the slate of films and all the details.

Go here for information on the films:

The festival takes place at Georgia State University's Rialto theater, and begins with a screening of the Fellini classic, "La Dolce Vita."

The new films include a lot of comedies, unlike last year's festival, which was marked by some decidedly sad (and some might say bizarre) films!

I'm not sure which screenings I plan to attend but I would like to see "La Dolce Vita" on the big screen!

Atlanta's Italian Meetup is organizing incontri every evening there's a film. For more information, go here:

Ci vediamo al Rialto!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Italian film festival returns to Atlanta

Here's the info:

Atlanta Italian Film Festival 2011
March 24th - 27th
at Rialto Center for the Arts

In partnership with Georgia State University

From the email:

"The Italian Film Festival is back for the fifth time in Atlanta, bigger and better than ever. Seven outstanding Italian films will be presented at the Rialto Center for the Arts from March 24th through the 27th including the unique celebration of 50 years of La Dolce Vita of Italian Cinema on Opening Night, the Best Films, as voted by the audience in our Festival in Miami October 2010, a selection dedicated to Italian Documentaries and our award winning presentation of short films titled "Life is Too Short" and much more.

"Enjoy also our Signature Opening Party and a Closing Cocktail, stay tuned for the full details but mark your calendars because it happens only once a year and it is now!"

All information and film titles soon available at