Film Clubs for Team Building

Italian, Spanish, or French movies and conversation in English

We host private film clubs at your organization or for your private group of friends. The movies are in Italian/Spanish/French with English subtitles. We have been teaching these gems for years and we enjoy sharing our enthusiasm and expertise about them. Like many of you, we love Europe. Our shared interest and these masterpieces of cinema make for good conversation. Please consider having us host a film club, we are also happy to suggest wine pairings for the talk.

How They Work

All film club meetings are personalized for your group and organization. We can deliver the experience over Zoom or in person (only available in Manhattan and Asbury Park, NJ)

Examples of Italian and French movies we’ve hosted

“Il Sorpasso” by Dino Risi, 1962.

This relatively unknown jewel is considered the masterpiece of Italy’s “commedia all’italiana” genre, loosely defined as satirical comedy. It’s a funny and touching story of two Roman men on a spontaneous road trip.

“Cleo from 5-7” by Agnés Varda, 1962.

This engaging story about a pop singer waiting for the results of a biopsy (between 5:00 and 7:00) helped define what groundbreaking work was created in the French New Wave movement.

How the talks work

After you register, we send you the detailed viewing information for the movies and the Zoom link for our two talks. The movies are available on sites like Amazon Prime or iTunes for $4 rental. We also send you two articles to read before our talk. They address the director, actors, setting, relevant Italian history, etc. Please watch the movies and read the articles before our class.

On the night of the event, with a glass of vino in hand if you wish, we all chat together for a few minutes before starting the presentation. Our presentation covers important points about the film, and Rome’s role in it. We then watch a couple of short clips together and we conclude with my opinion on why this film represents European beauty and excellence. The final 20 minutes are dedicated to questions and comments from participants.