As the country remains disgusted and transfixed by another sporting-world child sexual abuse case, HBO released its trailer for Paterno. The film, which debuts this spring, stars the legendary Al Pacino as winningest coach in college football history Joe Paterno, who tumbled abruptly from grace amid evidence that he was aware that his assistant coa...

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This year, the program will award multiple $8,000 grants to ambitious filmmakers around t...

We need a term for the sort of scripted documentary that’s bubbling up these days from young, independent filmmakers. Like the work of Chloé Zhao, whose The Rider was a standout at Cannes last year, or New York–born Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano’s films, which draw from real life milieus, casting people as themselves and framing their...

Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocca from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles. Bellucci has starred in 67 films including “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ.” She recently appeared alongside Ga...

On Friday, Jan. 19, an all-new Italian film will make its North American premiere at The Loft on Tahoe's South Shore. "'Aeffetto Domino' is a movie about life and its transformation. "It's a story of Lorenzo: Sad news about his state of health will change his existence, causing a domino effect on his life and on the lives of people he loves," state...

Luca Guadagnino wants to make a "cycle of films" about the characters in 'Call Me By Your Name'. The 46-year-old Italian director helmed the hit coming-of-age movie starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and the film has been met with critical acclaim and Guadagnino already has ideas for a potential sequel.

The new year brings a crop of new films from big names in Italian cinema, including Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, Marco Bellocchio and Gabriele Muccino, who returned to make a film in Italy after several years based in the United States. Several of the films take their cues from real-life tales of true crime or characters who seem drawn from th...

Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida will unveil her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on February 1, when she will receive the Filming on Italy Award, sources said Thursday. News of the Walk of Fame star came on her 90th birthday on July 4. Lollobrigida, better known to Italians as 'La Lollo', long vied with fellow Italian bombshell Sophia Loren a...

Matteo Troncone’s life came undone over the course of a few weeks back in 2006. The Mill Valley actor was in the running for a part in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” only to be cut at the last minute. Then he had a falling out with family, and was almost killed by a Muni bus on Haight Street. “The big kicker,” he said, “was when I got an email fr...

When Italian film star Sophia Loren arrived to America, she easily managed to impress two men: Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. The trio appeared in 1957’s action drama “The Pride and the Passion,” which would lead to a real-life affair off-screen between co-stars Loren and Grant. “Frank Sinatra was very friendly. They became friends and treated her w...