The Sacramento Italian Cultural Society will screen “Se Dio Vuole” (“God Willing”), the next in its film festival series, on Friday, Feb. 17. The comedy-drama, which won the 2015 David di Donatello Award for best new director for Edoardo Falcone, tells the story of a doctor, a charismatic priest and a dysfunctional family taken by surprise by an an...

As part of its Italian Film Series, the Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will present the Italian film “La Prima Cosa Bella” (“The First Beautiful Thing”) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the Hunterdon County Library Community Room, 314 Route 12, Building 3, in Raritan Township. From acclaimed Italian director Paolo Virzi, kn...

Since opening in 2008, the Italian Film Festival has become one the premiere event promoting Italian life and art in Minnesota. The ninth edition of the popular program opens Thursday like a cinematic time machine. The three-day program, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center, will introduce eight current releases and conclude Sunday with a rare...

Pierette Domenica Simpson, a 9-year-old survivor of the deadly Andrea Doria-Stockholm shipwreck in 1956, produced an award-winning docufilm about her harrowing immigration from Italy to Detroit and reveals the untold truth about the most controversial maritime disaster in history. Award-winning docufilm, Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved? head...

Tonight in New York, the Italian menswear company Ermenegildo Zegna will host a dinner to celebrate a new campaign that packs a seriously powerful casting coup: It features Robert De Niro. To secure the services of such a storied star is quite something—especially one who, his long-standing friendship with Giorgio Armani apart, is rarely spotted in...

Did you know that The Godfather did not fall out of the sky as a perfectly formed completed motion picture? Furthermore, did you know that not only did it have to be produced for a major movie studio, but said production was in fact quite contentious and difficult? It’s true! In fact, the woes of The Godfather’s making – young maverick director Fra...

The dates are set.  The program is in place.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 (that would be  just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts…I’m jus’ sayin’). This will be fun!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, with food, live music (from Italian pop to Italian opera), live dance performances, and recent aw...

Yesterday the 67th Berlin Film Festival announced its jury, homage subject and Golden Camera recipients. The jury president Paul Verhoeven will be joined by actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Diego Luna, and Julia Jentsch, producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, artist Olafur Eliasson and director-screenwriter Wang Quan'an. The recipients of this year's Berlinale...

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are thrilled to announce a new and exciting grant program for aspiring filmmakers. Known as The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, the program each year awards multiple $7,500 grants to a...

Variety is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and star in Paramount's adaptation of Stephan Talty’s The Black Hand, a true story detailing the efforts of Lt. Joseph Petrosino - nicknamed “the Italian Sherlock Holmes” - to stop a secret society of Italian criminals that flourished in turn-of-the-century America. Though the phrase “Italian...