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March 23, 2020

SDIFF April Events

Dear Friends of SDIFF, 

This message will come as no surprise, sharing with you the cancelling of our upcoming April events. However, while we cannot be physically together, the strength of our community is now more than ever something we take pride in as Italians and as San Diegans. All over the world we are seeing the need to connect with one another, and often the glue for this is the arts community. You all have seen videos of people playing music from balconies all over Italy, museums opening up their doors to allow visitors to still find relief in artistic beauty, musicians having live shows using social media. Even those who have been asymptomatic carriers of the artistic needs are starting to show signs of this fundamental trait that brings us together as human beings. This need for arts, together with all the acts of kindness and selfless service to our communities, is the only type of viral contagion we want to see growth in, and we are here to do our part.

We won't be able to meet at MOPA to honor our beloved Federico Fellini, or to get together at La Paloma to celebrate Earth Day, but we are working to bring to you our programming while staying safe at home. Stay tuned!  

In the meantime, mark your calendars for some weekly appointments with your friends at SDIFF! 

Starting on Wednesday, March 25, tune in to our social media and be on the lookout for our newsletter featuring the SDIFF Ristretto of the week! One short film each week to give you a tiny, healthy dose of Italian creativity, right in the middle of your week.  

Starting on Monday, March 30, our team will be sharing with you the SDIFF pick of the week: an Italian movie to stream on Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, or Hulu that we recommend you watch, followed by a live discussion on the following Sunday with your dear SDIFF family.  

As for our April events, stay tuned as we find ways to bring our community virtually back together.  

From all of us at SDIFF we send you a virtual hug as we all practice social isolation for the health of everyone around us and of our communities. And like Italians say these days: Andrà tutto bene (everything will be alright). 

Con affetto, 
The SDIFF family