The Museo is pleased to offer two special courses, both taught in English.
Minimum class size for both classes is 4 students. To reserve a space in one of the classes, please call the Museo at 415.673.2200 or email
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR BOTH CLASSES: Friday, August 25th, 2017

Italian Literary Masterpieces In Translation
September 11 – November 13, 2017
I’m Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti (Italian title: Io non ho paura)

I’m Not Scared is a powerful tale of how one boy finds the courage to overcome his fear, risk his life, and make wrenchingly difficult moral choices. We find ourselves in Italy in 1978, a time of upheaval when the former Prime Minister Aldo Moro is abducted by the Red Brigades and in a little village a Michele, a 9-year old boy has to face a new reality.

At the end of the session the class will watch the 2003 crime mystery thriller film I’m Not Scared directed by Gabriele Salvatores.

Tuition (10-week session): Members $225.00 | Non-Members $275.00


Italian Cinema in Translation: Films that Made & Changed History
September 11 – October 16, 2017
| Mondays 1:00 – 3:00PM
The films of the 50’s

Italian films are in a transitional phase, as is the country.  The war is behind them and the need to break away from Fascism and Neo-Realism is strong. However, Italy is still struggling economically.  How are the new ideas, morals, interests represented?

  1. Il Ferroviere (1956)
    Director: Pietro Germi
  2. Bellissima (1951)
    Director: Luchino Visconti
  3. Peccato che sia una canaglia (1954)
    Director: Alessandro Blasetti

Tuition (6-week session): Members $135.00  |  Non-Members $185.00

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