There are many talented Italian Americans among the most important American writers of this century and of the last one. Helen Barolini, Gay Talese, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, John Fante are just a few names of great Italian writers we admire and love. Today we are very happy and proud to welcome on We the Italians one of the m...

More than a decade ago, a report surfaced that Paramount intended to develop a Teddy Roosevelt biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. The year was 2006, and, at that point, Scorsese and DiCaprio had collaborated a mere three times over the previous five years: in 2002’s Gangs of New York, 2004’s The Aviator, and 2006’s T...

Sugar Land might not be the first place one thinks of as the site for an Italian film festival, but thanks to the determined efforts of some local residents, it has become a reality. The Umbria in Sugar Land film festival kicked off Wednesday night with a screening of the film, My Italy, at the Sugar Land Auditorium, preceded by an "Aperitivo Recep...

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 At 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute - Entrance : Free Italian cinema relinquished Italian literary language back to the shelf. Its role as a guardian of the language was handed to television, where Italian films in which dialect is prominent are still excluded from program...

Italy has selected Jonas Carpignano’s slice-of-life drama “A Ciambra,” set in a Romani community in southern Italy, as its candidate for the foreign-language Oscar. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, “A Ciambra” stars Pio Amato as a 14-year-old growing up in a Romani community in Calabria. The coming-of-age drama has been described as a compani...

The Department of Romance Studies is hosting a film screening series called “Fear Friday with Dario Argento” every Friday until Oct. 30 in the Media Resources Center of the Undergraduate Library. Each screening will feature a movie by Italian horror director Dario Argento, with the last screening featuring John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Assistant Ar...

Dal 6 al 10 ottobre si terrà a Miami Beach “Cinema Italy Miami”, rassegna cinematografica di film italiani pluripremiati lo scorso anno dalla critica e dal pubblico. La manifestazione è giunta alla quindicesima edizione, e vanta numerosi sponsor, tra cui il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Miami, la Contea di Miami Dade, il Colony Theatre, prestigiose...

A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema – which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the...

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...