When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series", showing four of his most significant films. A few months after the 100th anniversary of his birth, this series will ce...

Aprirà a Pittsburgh il 30 marzo con "La Pazza Gioia" di Paolo Virzì l’Italian Film Festival USA, il festival del cinema italiano negli Stati Uniti.La rassegna, alla sua tredicesima edizione, si terrà dal 30 marzo al 9 maggio in dodici città statunitensi: oltre a Pittsburgh, anche Boulder, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memp...

The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, it was made on a $6 million budget, completed ahead of schedule and was the first film in history to take in a million bucks a day. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, won three and changed cinema forever. That seismic cinematic shift would never have happened if...

When in 1993 Federico Fellini comes up on the stage of the Academy Awards for the last time, he is beautifully honored by the America of movies and dreams, engaged and grateful for the career of one of the greatest filmmakers ever, a source of inspiration for American masters like Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.

Global studies major Lorenzo Marchetti is a man of many hats here on campus, serving as president of 2020 A Year Without War, co-president of the honors program, co-commissioner of marketing on the Student Senate and Italian Club president. Most of all, he is Italian. “Let’s promote what I am [100 percent Italian],” Marchetti said. “Let’s promote t...

March 13 marks the 25th anniversary of a film that’s considered one of the most accurate interpretations of courtroom procedure, “My Cousin Vinny.” The movie is used as a tool to demonstrate voir dire and cross-examination to young lawyers and has been praised by law professors, authors and circuit court judges. But instead of an intense court dram...

“What are you?,” “Where are you from?” Gamey Guilavogui, an actress born to an Italian mother and a father from Guinea, remarks that these are two questions she hears all too often from Italians. Though born in Rome and raised in Italy, Guilavogui is seen as a foreigner by other Italians. Her sense of dislocation, of belonging but not belonging to...

A Roma, negli anni Sessanta, potevi veramente credere di incontrare il mitico Charlie Chaplin in un bar del quartiere Appio Claudio, mentre sorseggiava un caffè, o negli studi di Cinecittà, mentre curava le luci per un film. La camminata insolita e i tratti del viso, anche in età avanzata, lo facevano somigliare in modo impressionante al celebre pe...

In just a few weeks, Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) rolls out the 10th edition of its annual flagship event with a best-yet lineup of contemporary Italian films, a sampling of some of the finest, most authentic Italian cuisine and wine in New Mexico, and live music and dance performances by unique local talent. IFNM’s mission is to raise aw...

Massimo Riva and his friend Guy Borlée sat at a café table outside the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna sipping wine and dreaming of ways to share their experiences with Riva's friends and family back home in Providence. "I wanted to bring this back to my students at Brown," says Riva, who is a professor of Italian studies at the university. "Brown has b...