May 09

Europe Day

Circle May 9th on your calendar and come to celebrate the Europe Day with us. Bring your friends along and get to know us better!

Additional information

Istituto Italiano Scuola, together with the Alliance Française de San Francisco and the Goethe Institute, will host an exclusive celebration of Europe Day.
An evening to explore and rejoice in Europe’s rich cultural tapestry, combining elements of language, cinema, and cuisine.

When: May 9th at 6:00 PM
Where: Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
6:00 PM: Doors open.
6:30 PM: Short films screening: France (11min), Germany (23min), and Italy (11min) in the theatre (English subtitles)
8:00 PM: Doors close.

IMPORTANT: The event is free but registration is required for film viewing

Director: AlessandroBianco
It’s Friday night at a bustling pizzeria, where a large, noisy group dominates the scene. Conversations overlap as they talk over and interrupt each other, never really listening. The waiter struggles to interject, steals moments of attention, captures some orders, fights, endures. The chatter escalates—louder, more intense, more invasive. Lurking at the fringe of this uproar is the threshold of his patience, ready to teach them the price of silence.

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Two hours

6:00 - 8:00 pm
1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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