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Sat., Nov. 7 - Italian Movie Night and Social Event with the Foreign Film Club

Please note, no more advance ticket sales - tickets sold at the door only on a first come, first-served basis.

Come and join us to watch a great Italian movie: Malena (2003)

We will be attending an event sponsored by the Foreign Film Club Meetup.

Announcing a new Meetup for The Foreign Film Club!

What: Let´s Watch "Malena" (Italy, 2000) a GREAT film, together!

When: November 7,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $15.00 includes a drink + 1 DVD

Iguana Bar and Restaurant
240 W 54th Street (between 8th ave and Broadway)
New York, NY 10019

This is a really BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED film - not to be missed! - Movie was nominated for 2 Oscars! and has won important awards and nominations - See full list HERE.

"With Fellini and Leoni gone, who now stands as Italy's greatest living filmmaker? ... The correct answer has to be Giuseppe Tornatore..." (Film Threat)

"Tornatore eludes sentimentality with a romantic vision wide enough to embrace the range of human experience" (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Not for decades has Italian film offered a presence so sexy and mythic as Bellucci" (Boston Globe)

We will have our exclusive PRIVATE MOVIE SHOW in a very nice venue in Midtown, with excellent image quality in a large screen, great sound system


Your RSVP is only valid to reserve a spot if you pay in advance


RSVP on this Italian Meetup website first, but please note that as "YES" DOES NOT RESERVE A SPOT - ONLY ADVANCE PAYMENT DOES. This goes for all our events.

When 12-year-old Renato catches a glimpse of beautiful new bride Malèna (Monica Bellucci), his heart skips a beat. But when jealous town busybodies begin spreading vile rumors about Malèna, Renato must incorporate those falsehoods with what he knows to be true. A coming-of-age story set in Sicily during World War II, Malèna exposes the effect waggish gossip can have. Genre: Comedy-Drama-Romance

Tagline: An intimate portrait and an epic story of the courage we discover, the innocence we surrender, and the memories we cherish.....forever

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gilberto Idonea, Angelo Pellegrino, Gabriella Di Luzio.

Runtime: 109 minutes

Language: Italian, with good English subtitles

See venue above, we will have the upper floor exclusive for us, with a large projection screen (no TV) and great sound system


Just $15 in advance will guarantee you a spot. Price includes a drink and a DVD movie of your choice from a large selection!

Otherwise, $15 at the door in cash, if space is available. You will get:

Just $15 in advance (includes a drink) will guarantee you a seat. Otherwise, pay $15 at the door. THOSE WHO PAY IN ADVANCE WILL GET A FREE DVD MOVIE of their choice (lots of great films to choose from, all commercial DVDs, no bootlegs).

Price includes:

A seat to watch the movie A free DVD movie of your choice from a large selection (only for those who paid online in advance)

A coupon for one drink (mojito, margarita, wine, beer, soft drink, etc).

Conversation/social event afterwards, chance to make new friends !

1) CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or credit towards future events will only be provided if event is cancelled or postponed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please make sure you can attend before you pay
3) Please turn off your cell phone when the movie starts

Starting at around 10 pm, there will be a Salsa Party event. Stay and enjoy!

You will get:

- a seat for the movie - one drink (red or white wine (several options available), beers, soft drinks and some especial drinks). You will get one drink coupon, redeemable anytime for any of most drink options available at the bar

- a name tag

Your RSVP is only valid to reserve a spot if you pay in advance

TO RESERVE - RSVP on this NYC ITALIAN LANGUAGE, FOOD AND CULTURE WEBSITE AND THEN PAY AT THE DOOR IMPORTANT - ON PAYPAL or AT THE DOOR - Please mention that you are from the NYC Italian Language Food & Culture CLub!

(you will be paying in advance via the Foreign Film Club page – this is normal, don´t worry)


Note about tipping: Tip waiter/waitress is not included in price. Please kindly give him/her a dollar when you redeem your coupon for a drink

5.20 pm: Door opens. Please arrive in venue, go to the lounge downstairs that will be exclusive for us.

6.00 pm: I will present/talk a bit about the movie (5 min) - Movie starts

7.50 pm: Movie ends - let´s mingle and socialize!

9.00 pm: Event officially ends - but you are most welcome to stay longer if you wish!

I hope you can come and enjoy this wonderful film with us!

Lisa L

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  • Nina

    Great film! I look forward to the next event - I enjoy practicing my Italian with my fellow meet-up members in a fun atmosphere.

    November 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice

    November 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great movie...nice company

    November 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I went to sleep and woke up looking like Monica Bellucci.........

    November 7, 2009

  • Dianne

    Malena was an excellent choice for film meet-up. I'm looking for the next event.

    Dianne Arndt

    November 7, 2009

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