Names like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Roberto Rossellini are synonymous with the history and legacy of 20th-century cinema. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the Italian film industry has been an international leader in terms of directors, actors and producers all having a profound influence on worldwide cinema movements. To date, Ita...

If I had to extrapolate a “common denominator” from the Italian artistic team that won this year’s Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hair Styling for David Ayer’s, Suicide Squad (2016), I would say first and foremost that they are all represented by The Milton Agency (with offices in Los Angeles and London).Secondly, it looks like th...

Detroit will show off movies from Italy during annual the Italian Film Festival USA of Metro Detroit April 5-30, featuring award-winning films and promising new talent. Part of a nationwide festival, there will be 13 screenings, with 11 films making local premieres. There will also be a new short film program featuring seven titles from which the a...

Paolo Virzi’s “Like Crazy,” a road movie about two women who escape from a mental institution in Tuscany, took top honors Monday night at Italy’s 61st David di Donatello Awards, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film took home five statuettes, including prizes in the key categories of best picture, best director, and best actress, which w...

From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series", showing four of his most significant films. A few months after the 100th anniversary of his birth, this series will ce...

Aprirà a Pittsburgh il 30 marzo con "La Pazza Gioia" di Paolo Virzì l’Italian Film Festival USA, il festival del cinema italiano negli Stati Uniti.La rassegna, alla sua tredicesima edizione, si terrà dal 30 marzo al 9 maggio in dodici città statunitensi: oltre a Pittsburgh, anche Boulder, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memp...

The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, it was made on a $6 million budget, completed ahead of schedule and was the first film in history to take in a million bucks a day. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, won three and changed cinema forever. That seismic cinematic shift would never have happened if...

When in 1993 Federico Fellini comes up on the stage of the Academy Awards for the last time, he is beautifully honored by the America of movies and dreams, engaged and grateful for the career of one of the greatest filmmakers ever, a source of inspiration for American masters like Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.

Global studies major Lorenzo Marchetti is a man of many hats here on campus, serving as president of 2020 A Year Without War, co-president of the honors program, co-commissioner of marketing on the Student Senate and Italian Club president. Most of all, he is Italian. “Let’s promote what I am [100 percent Italian],” Marchetti said. “Let’s promote t...