The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
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Applications for our Dante Alighieri Academic and Music Scholarships are now available online at the Dante website, https://dantealighieriofdenver.com/scholarships.
Colleges and universities have been notified of this opportunity for those students who are hoping to participate in study-abroad programs in Italy.
The application deadline is April 4, 2020, giving the Scholarship Committee ample time to determine scholarship winners prior to the May 3, 2020, Scholarship Awards Luncheon at the Arvada Center – save the date now.
FEBRUARY 2020 CULTURAL MEETING Friday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m.
The Dante Alighieri Society is having a Night at the Movies. We will be showing an Italian film with English subtitles by Carlo Verdone, Io, loro e Lara (They, Lara and I). Here is a brief summary: Father Carlo is a missionary in a village in the heart of Africa, but for some time he has been experiencing symptoms of a spiritual crisis which is causing him a great deal of anxiety. Therefore, he decides to return to Rome to discuss it with his superiors. His spiritual father calms him down and encourages him to spend some time with his family in order to find peace of mind through the love of those dear to him. Thus, he arrives at his father’s house and here he is met with the first of many surprises. Members of his family are unexpectedly entangled with the mysterious Lara, who brings upheaval to family life and especially to Carlo.
As always, the showing will take place at Mount Carmel Church Parish Hall, 3549 Navajo St., Denver.
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Why You Should Read Dante
You haven’t read Dante yet? Then you should definitely do it right now. Maybe you are scared of a work entirely written in verses, a work originating from a time far, far away that seems to have no connection to our world today. But that’s not true – well, of course it is written in verses.