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Roman director Matteo Rovere will receive the Filmmaker of the Year award on February 21 at the awards ceremony of the Los Angeles, Italia film festival at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, for his ancient Rome epic "The First King". American director Adam McKay will also receive the award, for his film "Vice", about former US Vice President Dick C...

L.A. Italia Fest is set to open with the world premiere of Amazing Leonardo, a new biopic about Leonardo Da Vinci, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death (May 2, 1519). Luca Argentero (Eat Pray Love) stars as Da Vinci in the film, a Sky original production with Progetto Immagine.  Director Jesus Garces Lambert will introduc...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tom Cesarini. Tom, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I decided to establish Convivio in 2003 after having spent a number of years volunteering for other local cultural groups–and having noted a lack of unity and leadership in our community organizations. The very word, Convi...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest. Best known for his soothing watercolors of children and families, Leo Politi (1908-1996) was a beloved Italian American artist and Caldecott Award-winning author. For most of his artistic career, Politi used Los Angeles as i...

Il presidente della Regione Toscana Enrico Rossi, su invito dell'Università di Berkeley, sarà in California da oggi al prossimo 1° febbraio. La visita, organizzata in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia a San Francisco, prevede una fitta agenda d'impegni, a cominciare dall'incontro "L'Italia e l'Europa di fronte alle sfide della globa...

Salerno fa parlare di sè nel mondo. Allori, infatti, per Filmesque, il corto che vince come “Best International Production” al Los Angeles Cine Fest 2019. Prodotto e co diretto dal salernitano Vincenzo De Sio insieme a Walton Zed conquista Hollywood, il lavoro è frutto dell'impegno dei due artisti campani nel mese che precede la cerimonia degli Osc...

When: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles Roberta Giallo is an international singer-songwriter and poliedric artist. Author, actress, theatrical performer and painter, during her career she collaborated with many artists, Lucio Dalla, Samuele Bersani, Pupi Avati, Simona Molinari, th...

Sunday January 27 2019. 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember. Lecture followed by Wine reception with the Professors. Co-presented with the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Library o...

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles A talk with journalist and author Enrico Deaglio, conducted by Prof. Mark Axelrod (Chapman University). Deaglio will also be giving a talk at Chapman University on February 11 as part of its Literary Arts Reading Series.

Thursday, February 7 - Sunday, June 9,2019 | Tuesdays thru Sundays | 12:00-4:00pm . Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, San Francisco, CA. GENIUS LOCI is a project created by two Italian artists, Stefano Forgione and Giuseppe Rossi, who work under the pseudonym TTOZOI. The concept stems from the idea of creating works of a...

When: Friday, February 15 at 6:30 pm - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went for decades, yet never quite finish it? Why did he...

When: From Sunday, February 10, 2019 to Monday, February 11, 2019 - Where: UCLA & Getty Center In conjunction with Miraculous Encounters on view at the Getty Center, a two-day conference hosted by the University of California Los Angeles (February 10) and the Getty Center (February 11), dedicated to Italian mannerist painter Jacopo da Pontormo. Org...