Italian Film Festival USA – St Louis – April 6 thru April 28, 2018


The 2018 edition brings you the best line-up of recent Italian cinema with films from award-winning directors, as well as debut films from exciting new talent.

This is your chance to see the latest and best in Italian film.

We are in the process of finalizing our line-up; please check back on March 2 for film titles and times

Enjoy sixteen recent Italian films–captivating dramas, wonderful comedies, and interesting documentaries–and a short film program at one of 90+ screenings nationwide.Mailing List
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Italian vote abroad, “we want to vote but the cards do not arrive”

Delay in the delivery of ballot papers, worried compatriots: “We want to vote”. In Toronto, one in two Italians did not receive an electoral package at home. Reports from the entire North and Central America distribution

Elections closer and closer, while many Italians in the world are already voting. Many others, however, have not yet received the cards at home. From Toronto, a well-informed source tells ItaliaChiamaItalia that ” at least half of the voters have not yet received the electoral envelope”.

Many are those who, to date, have not yet received the material to exercise their right-duty to vote. Reports in this sense come to us from the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic : they are compatriots who are afraid of not being able to vote and who ask us to help them in some way.

“We want to vote, but what if we do not get the cards?” A lady from the north of Mexico is unleashed.

In Panama, the Embassy announced that the mailing operation has ended, those who have not received it are asked to go to the embassy to pick up their own. Otherwise, no vote.

In the Dominican Republic the Embassy said that the distribution will last until Wednesday 21st, but many are already contacting the company Ups to agree on delivery of the package.

The electoral mechanism with which Italians vote in the world, is not a mystery, makes water on all sides. Even Matteo Salvini, the Northern League leader, is worried, given that – he says – “for the first time abroad we are present everywhere”, and then adds: ” we hope that the consulates do their job as they have not done in the past” .

Dependent only by the consulates, the difficulties would be minor. The trouble is that the system does not work or works badly. Even in this election bounce on the web news of ballots delivered to deceased persons, something that is repeated every time you vote abroad and that perhaps for this reason no longer makes news.

In any case there is still time to receive the package at home, the suggestion – if you have not yet done so – is to immediately contact your consulate reference or the company that deals with home delivery. Do not give up your vote.

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Schnucks Taste of Italy from February 21 – March 13, 2018

Schnucks Markets will kick off its annual “Taste of Italy” sweepstakes, for which the St. Louis-based regional retailer will fill its stores with hundreds of authentic Italian products that will enable shoppers to recreate their favorite Italian recipe at home.

The ‘Taste of Italy’ is Schnucks way of bringing customers delicious new Italian foods they may not think of every day.   Schnucks buyers have picked some wonderful products directly from Italy and are excited to bring them to their shoppers.


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Restaurant Week on The Hill April 23rd – 29th 2018

Restaurants on The Hill are coming together to form the 7th annual “Restaurant Week on The Hill.” Restaurants will offer a three-course pre-fixed menu starting at $25 & $35. There are no coupons to carry, or cards to purchase ahead of time. Diners will show up to participating restaurants and be offered the special three course menu. The purpose of “restaurant weeks” are to drive business to local restaurants while offering diners the chance to enjoy an old favorite, or experience something new for an affordable price.

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Tickets Available for Hill Wine May 12, 2018 at 11:30 am

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Hill Wine Walk 2018
Berra Park
St. Louis, MO

Registration begins at 11:30am at Berra Park (corner of Macklind & Daggett)

Enjoy wine tasting throughout the neighborhood plus receive a souvenir wine glass with the event logo. Admission includes: Souvenir sampling cup; Sample wine tasting at participating locations; Discounts and treats at many participating shops, restaurants and markets; multiple activity hubs with music and entertainment.

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The Venetian Carnevale: History, Paintings and Masks

Italian Club of St. Louis February Meeting
Wednesday, February 21 6:30 pm
Favazza’s Banquet Center
$30 members/$35 non-members

The Venetian Carnevale:  History, Paintings and Masks 

Dr. Cynthia Stollhans, Saint Louis University





Venice is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable cities of the world. She has been called La Serenissima,” “Queen of the Adriatic,” “City of Water,” and “City of Canals.” And, whether one visited 500 years ago or yesterday, you quickly learn that Venice is the European capital for Carnevale celebrations.

Carnevale in Venice is like no other experience. Dr. Cynthia Stollhans, Professor of Art History at Saint Louis University, will present the origins of the Carnevale celebrations as well as examine aspects of visual culture: paintings and masks. With Venetian paintings she will illustrate the Carnevale sins of seeking sexual pleasures, gambling, drinking, and throwing eggs. Often these activities were conducted while wearing a mask to hide one’s true identity. Through the years the tradition of wearing masks, often based on Commedia dell’arte characters, evolved into a popular art form which still thrives in today’s world.

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Pines of Rome at STL Symphony – Special Pricing for the Italian Community

The St. Louis Symphony is offering members and friends the Italian Club of St. Louis a special ticket price of $35 for Respighi’s Pines of Rome on Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm. An optional buffet pre-party is planned at LoRusso’s on Grand at an additional cost. Tickets must be purchased through the Italian Club to receive this price. To make your reservations or for more information contact Debbie Monolo at 314-458-5209 or at Tickets must be purchased no later than Thursday, March 15.

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol
RAUTAVAARA Cantus arcticus
TÜÜR Solastalgia (Piccolo Concerto)
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

Enjoy a musical voyage through Rome’s majestic hills in Respighi’s Pines of Rome, a spectacular symphonic poem explores the catacombs, flittering nightingales and a glittering sunrise over the ancient city.

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