Si parla Italiano - Lygon Street (FREE ADMISSION)

Si parla Italiano - Lygon Street (FREE ADMISSION)

WHEN: Saturday, 31 May 2014

TIME: H. (4.15pm to 5.45pm)

WHERE: Ryan’s Private Dining Room, Treasury Hotel 130 William Street, Brisbane, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane


Free Screening of the film 'Si Parla Italiano - Lygon Street'. Post World War 2, Australia flung open its doors to anyone willing to come. With the promise of a better life European migrants flocked in with one in six of these being Italians. Quickly they found themselves alone in peculiar surroundings and face-to-face with 'real' Aussies. Fearing what they didn't understand, Australians were suspicious of the new arrivals. Coffee made from oddly shaped machines and a food called 'Pizza' were all things to be wary of. It wouldn't deter the passionate migrants. Simply, they re-created all the things they missed from home and got on with it. Lygon Street - Si Parla Italiano is the story of the first Italian arrivals in one particular street in a run–down Melbourne suburb, which brought Italian culture to Australia and changed a country forever. 


Narrated by AFI and Golden Globe winner Anthony LaPaglia, this funny, touching and overall fascinating documentary explores the historic heartland of Melbourne’s Italian community and the unique circumstances that transformed a country's way of living and eating.


DVDs available for purchase.

Strictly Limited Seating - first in.


Times: 4.15 pm to 5.45 pm




Si parla Italiano - Trailer from Resolution Media on Vimeo.


Free Screening of the film 'Si Parla Italiano - Lygon Street' as part of Italian Week 2014



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