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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2017 – Day Four

      Aug. 7, 2017

      On day four of Montreal’s Italian Week we’ve got films, art and cars.

      A parade of Fiat 500’s are heading to the Dufresne-Nincheri Museum in east end Montreal! At 7:00PM tonight, the museum (2929 Avenue Jeanne-d’Arc, Montreal) will present a conference on the 60th anniversary of the Fiat 500. “The 500 – The big little car that has helped Italians grow” presentation will be led by Professor Erika Papagni, the Canadian coordinator for Fiat 500 Club Italia.

      Wonders of Sicily by photographer Paolo Ruiz continues at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre (8370 Boulevard Lacordaire, Saint-Leonard) until August 13. The exhibit is open daily from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Sinergia 2017 at Erga Gallery (6394 St-Laurent Boulevard) – also running until August 13 – features eight Italian-Canadian artists. The works of Giovanni Angeloro, Faustina A. Bilotta, Frank Caracciolo, Domenico Antonio Di Guglielmo, Ida Marinaro Fanzolato, Alfonso Fiengo, Gianni Giuliano, and Paolo Ruiz will be on display Monday to Wednesday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM, and Thursday to Sunday from 10:00AM to 10:00PM.

      Three Italian films screen this evening: Emanuele Crialese’s Respiro (with French subtitles) at Casa d’Italia; the infamous Cinema Paradiso (with English subtitles) at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre; and Un cammino per la vita (with English subtitles) at downtown’s McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke Street. All the screenings start at 7:00PM and are free of charge.

      Montreal’s Italian Week runs until Sunday, August 13. For the full festival program, please visit

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