Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, known to U.S. audiences her breakout role in 1955’s The Indian Fighter opposite Kirk Douglas, died Saturday in Rome at the age of 82, according to Italian media. Born in Tuscany, Martinelli began her career as a model — appearing in the pages of Vogue and on the cover of Life. She then began taking on smaller roles...

Help us choose a theme for next year's "Italian Film Festival's Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmaker Awards" -- new in 2018! In 2018, the Italian Film Festival (IFF) celebrates its tenth year! To commemorate a decade of contemporary Italian cinema in the Twin Cities, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emergi...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of "Golden Door". A film by Emanuele Crialese. Thursday, July 13th, 6:30 PM - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10013. Light Refreshments Will Be Served RSVP Code: GD0713 Suggested donation of $10 per person A remarkable vision. A dream of...

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mario Bava's horror classic Kill, Baby...Kill! New York's newly renovated Quad Cinema has organized a near-complete retrospective of the highly influential Italian horror maestro's filmography. But the main draw here is the world premiere and full theatrical run of the 2K restored (courtesy of Kino Lorber) Kill,...

Both in reality and fiction the small Sicilian town of Corleone, 37 miles from Palermo, has gained notoriety over the years as a Mafia stronghold. Most people have heard about the town of Corleone, thanks to Mario Puzo’s book The Godfather and Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Godfather trilogy. Some of the most notorious real-life mafia bosses, inclu...

Pop icon and Twitter mom/poet Cher’s Oscar-winning performance in “Moonstruck” as a very, very Italian-American widow from a very, very Italian-American family is as big and memorable as, well, her hair. After losing her husband, Loretta Castorini is done with love, settling for the first drab fellow to get down on one knee (well, after she insists...

Italian actor Paolo Villaggio, the actor who brought a unique style of satire to Italy through his unique character Fantozzi, has died. The actor and author, aged 84, died in Rome, after being treated in hospital, according to the Italian media.  Villaggio interpreted several roles throughout his long career, but he will always be remembered for hi...

  From war movies on Stromboli to heart-wrenching fishing dramas or experimental films set at the crossroads of one street in Palermo, this journey around Sicily through classic Italian cinema recounts the island’s love affair with the big screen and vice versa. Shaped like a boot below mainland Italy, Sicily’s PR has sometimes being wrong-footed...

Il cinema muto, tra emigrazione e ritorni” è il titolo della mostra, a cura Fausto Casi, direttore del Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione, organizzata e patrocinata dal Comune di Arezzo. La mostra verrà allestita nelle sale espositive di Palazzo di Fraternita, dal 1 luglio al 15 agosto. Sarà corredata dal volume/catalogo, scritto dallo stesso Casi. “...

Federico Fellini is undoubtedly one of the greatest Italian artists characterizing the Italian cinema industry. His masterpieces are marked by a unique mixture of oneiric and autobiographical traits within a framework characterized by fantasy and a deep sense of anxiety. Fellini was an excellent Italian director able to grasp the quintessence of It...