Tony Bennett returns to Worcester for a sold-out show at Hanover Theatre Saturday, April 8. Having recently turned 90, he will keep a slow pace and deliver an abbreviated performance. Not. The singer, whose career spans some six-plus decades, says he has never felt better. Being on stage is right where he wants to be, and that can only mean good th...

Buongiorno! Welcome to Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township – one of several venues in the Detroit area hosting the annual Italian Film Festival USA. Premiering tonight on the Big Reds’ big screen at 7 p.m. is “An Almost Perfect Town,” directed by Massimo Gaudioso. The Italian Film Festival USA is a nonprofit organization that brings fre...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco An Homage to the Master of the Comedy Italian Style. Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series, featuring four of his most significant movies". A few months after...

Little Italy, alas, no longer has a resident movie house (the New Mayfield repertory was the nearest thing), but the Strosacker Auditorium of Case Western-Reserve University has graciously filled in as the local villa for the touring Italian Film Festival USA. It’s a selection of the best of contemporary Italian movies, sometimes even accompanied b...

Italian Icons Special: Sophia Loren + Marcello Mastroianni. Join us for this two-evening film special at the ICCC with two of the most iconic Italian actors of all time, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Loren and Mastroianni are the protagonists of the Italian Maestro Vittorio De Sica’s cinematic creations that we will screen as part of this...

When actor Alex Rocco died in July 2015, I felt a twinge of sadness for the passing of the man who was a key part in my favorite scene from The Godfather (1972). While the movie impacts everyone differently, there was something hilarious yet awesome in Rocco’s portrayal of Moe Green and his righteous indignation when Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) of...

Less than two months after the end of the Rhodes College Tournées French Film Festival and some six weeks after the Memphis Jewish Community Center's Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival comes another annual movie event with an international perspective, the Italian Film Festival USA at the University of Memphis. Like its p...

Julio Vincent Gambuto only has a couple of rules: 1. No mafia. 2. No guns. See, the filmmaker would rather deal in genuine emotion than dwell on what Hollywood wants Staten Island to be, stereotypically. "In some cases it's been done brilliantly -- in some cases, not so brilliantly, but my stories are about family and the real experience of growing...

If one picture is worth a thousand words, what are pictures and words worth? It’s through the power of movies, after all, that many of us have experienced the frozen tundra of the arctic; the thick jungle of the equator; or the dessert storms of the Sahara. But more than just seeing a place, movies can also evoke local attitudes and culture. Popula...

In a historic collaboration between Filmmaker and Exhibitor, Austin based Director Sergio Carvajal-Leoni and San Marcos based EVO Entertainment Group are bringing local storytelling to the silver screen with Carvajal-Leoni’s celebrated Texan-Italian comedy Tiramisu For Two. After a sold out local premiere and packed limited trial run, the locally p...