This is one of the greatest movies of all time. It is Vittorio de Sica's, "Ieri, Oggi, Domani" (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow). The two-hour film in Italian with English subtitles stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
The foreign language film consists of three short stories about couples in different parts of Italy. The Oscar-winning film won many prizes, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 37th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe award in 1964. It is now studied by cinematography students throughout the world.
For security reasons, only those who reserved through the Italian Embassy and who received written confirmation via e-mail from the Embassy, and who are on the Embassy's Admission List, will be admitted. Security is very tight here. Be advised that the Italian Embassy has total control over this event, and it is on a 1st come, 1st seated, basis until it is SOLD-OUT.
Each person, including each separate guest, has to individually sign up with the Embassy using the below link. If each attendee does not do this, then that attendee will not be on the list. Bring a photo ID when you come.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and close at 6:30 PM
REMEMBER: If you get there late (at 6:30 PM or after) you will not be admitted
BRING A PICTURE ID (Your driver's license will suffice)
DRESS: BUSINESS CASUAL
PARKING: STREET PARKING
Here is where you sign up:
Click "Make a reservation " and fill it out. You will then get an email response from the Embassy.
The Brazilian Embassy is across the street and the Danish embassy is at the end of the street, and one can usually find street parking therein along the street (if one gets there with plenty of time to spare). There will be secret service vehicles on the street, so your car will be safe. If there is no parking there, then you will have to find street parking nearby. There is no Metro station close by, as the nearest station is one mile away). If you park on the other side of Massachusetts Avenue (where the Embassy of Kazakhstan is), try not to make any Borat jokes).
If you do choose to take the Metro, the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station is one mile away, and we can arrange to get you back there after the event by one of the members driving. Here are the directions from the Metro Station to the Embassy:
If you are going to drive and thus will be looking for a parking space, GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO FIND A SPOT.
Be advised that you will technically be on Italian soil during this event, as embassies are legally a part of the foreign nation they represent.
After the movie, and after we are done speaking with our hosts (who love to talk), we can grab a bite to eat in the area either by carpooling there or by mutual agreement on where to meet.
A good place that we can go to after the film (one mile away, by the Dupont Circle Metro Station) is Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, a landmark in itself, as it is the first Bookstore/Cafe in the country. It is open late (until 1 AM), and it is the place to go for the literati:
And, yes, you will need a profile photo of yourself that is a head shot for this Meetup event.
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