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Cinema Italia celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 22, bringing the best of Dino Risi to San Francisco. Once again, for one entire day, the Castro Theatre welcomed Italian cinema lovers, who watched four movies and enjoyed the Commedia all'Italiana Party at the Mezzanine. Thanks to the collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and Luce...

Two actors, Ed Gero and Jade Wheeler, are opposites in age, one in his well-seasoned prime years; the other, a young adult. Gero wore sneakers, shorts and a casual jacket, with “The Originalist” emblazoned. Wheeler wore boots with a denim jacket and donned an Afro hairdo. Both are warm, welcoming, and easily connected with this writer. I interviewe...

The celebration season continues for Mission’s historic Division 3 state-championship boys basketball team.The Bears — along with NCAA championship soccer coach Stephen Negoesco — will be special guests at the inaugural High School Sports Awards banquet put on by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on May 8 at its North Beach clubhouse on Washi...

The Italian Catholic Federation will hold a special screening of the film “Processions of Faith: The Story of St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church, its Parishioners and their Saints” at 6 p.m. Fri., May 5 at St. Julie Billiart Church parish hall, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The screening will include a catered Italian pasta meal and a Q&A with...

Con un ricevimento al Consolato generale d’Italia di San Francisco organizzato dal Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona si è conclusa la visita turistica di Gianpiero Ventura, ct della Nazionale di calcio, e della consorte Luciana nella Bay Area. Presente al ricevimento anche Rino Bertini, che oggi ne dà notizia, spiegando che i coniugi Ventura sono giu...

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Wednesday. Tavecchio has spent time with the Raiders in the each of the last three training camps, including the 2015 and 2016 offseason program, and has connected on a combined 6-of-7 field goal attempts in preseason action for the Silver and Black. The 5-foot-10, 1...

Five years ago, Carlsbad surfer and artist Chris Del Moro decided that in order to better move forward in his life, he needed to go back. With Santa Barbara surf filmmaker Jason Baffa, Del Moro returned to his native Italy to walk the streets of his childhood, visit his grandparents’ abandoned apartment, break bread with friends new and old and cat...

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Please join us for a program about an historic incident that occurred in Italy during World War II and new Berkeley initiative that combats impunity for similar crimes today. The Italian incident found its way into a major Italian novel, an Oscar-winning Italian film, a critically...

We inhabit a culture in which cinematic output is monopolized by Hollywood. The sad thing is, most of the world is similarly swamped by Tinseltown trash. These huge-budget, bloated-star juggernauts based on comic-book heroes so dominate the world's screens there's hardly any room left for art. Here in San Francisco, a defiant outpost of dissident f...

On Tuesday, April 25th 2016 the 18th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the West Coast premiere of the highly acclaimed film Ears (Orecchie), followed by a festive post-screening gala. A man (Daniele Parisi) wakes up one morning with an...

Lovers of Italian opera and Dean Martin alike, prick up thy ears. The New York classical threesome O Sole Trio comes to the campus of CSU Monterey on Saturday for a show titled “From Pavarotti to Pop: How Italy and Italian-Americans influenced American Popular Music.” O Sole Trio consists of two vocalists and an instrumentalist – soprano Erin Shiel...

Loosely translated from Italian to mean “big ride,” the GranFondo making its way through Little Italy this weekend is open to anyone, whether an experienced cyclist or someone new to a ride like this who wants to see whether they can do it. The mass-start, timed ride has four route options, including King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, and...