The late philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand defined art as “…a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments.” Since early modern humans first appeared in Europe approx. 40,000 years ago, mankind has “selectively recreated reality” in numerous ways for many different purposes. Many early civilizations, like An...

Il San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) ritorna anche quest’anno dal 4 al 15 ottobre, presso il Museo di Arti Fotografiche (MoPa) di Balboa Park e al Le Paloma Theatre di Encinitas. La rassegna, giunta alla sua undicesima edizione, è organizzata in collaborazione con il MoPa e l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles, affiancati nel support...

From Wednesday September 27th to Sunday October 1st the City of Sugar Land is hosting a multi-day film festival called Umbria in Sugar Land at locations throughout Sugar Land. The festival is an international project produced by the International Film Festival of Spello, also known as Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed i Borghi Umbri. The sixth...

Watching actors and directors walking the red carpets of the awards shows, drinking the finest champagne and laughing at the opening monologues of Ricky Gervais or whomever is hosting the show, can leave you feeling that they have the easiest job in the world. However, being part of the movie industry requires painstaking determination, dedication,...

You might think of Emanuele Della Valle—the former fashion executive and lifestyle entrepreneur—as the sort of guy who spends his time in the world’s most glamorous places, but to hear him tell it, nothing could be further from the truth. “I’ve been hanging out in and around Atlantic City for about 15 years,” Della Valle, who calls Manhattan home,...

Coming to Albuquerque the smash hit Texan Italian Cult Comedy: "Tiramisu for Two". One screening only. Included a spirited pre-film feature and live q&a with the directors. Sunday, October 8. The Hiland Theater - 4800 CENTRAL, SE. 2:00 PM Shot in Rome and Texas, Tiramisu For Two tells the story of Giorgio, a peculiar Italian man who travels from Ro...

DOVE sono Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom e Charley, Il debole della volontà, la forza del braccio, il clown, il boozer, il combattente? Tutti, tutti, dormono sulla collina. You don’t recognize those famous lines from Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology?” You would if you lived in Italy, where the man and his work have been studied and admired for g...

Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson on the long-running animated television series, has made her first movie as a screenwriter and producer, a charming drama about the love of movies and youthful passion. “In Search of Fellini” reimagines a whirlwind adventure Ms. Cartwright once had to try to meet the Italian director Federico Fellini. Wit...

Nei giorni scorsi, infatti, è stato siglato l’accordo tra il patron Mario De Cesare e la produttrice statunitense Pierette Domenica Simpson. Il Festival del Cinema di Salerno, tra i più antichi al mondo e secondo in Italia dopo quello di Venezia è stato fondato nel 1946 e da allora rappresenta un punto di riferimento per il settore oltre che una ve...

For a brief time in the 1970s, Italy’s Lina Wertmuller was one of the top names in international cinema. Explosive and provocative, her films were cultural events and lively conversation starters at countless dinner parties. Her most successful, “Seven Beauties,” brought Wertmuller an Oscar nomination in 1977 — an historic first for a woman directo...