WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) by Gianfranco Rosi is the Italian candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This does not mean that it will be among the five shortlisted movies that will actually run for the O...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   The victory of "Liberami" by Federica di Giacomo in the Horizons section (the outside the competition part dedicated to young directors and new trends of the Venice Film Festival) was the only award won by an Italian film at...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   Widely regarded as one of the fathers of the Italian song writing, Domenico Modugno is one of two Italian artists, along with Renato Carosone, who had the ability to sell records in the United States with songs in the original Ital...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   Last June 27 Bud Spencer passed away. Carlo Pedersoli, better known as Bud Spencer, was a man of many lives, and an absolute protagonist of the history of Italian cinema, especially the more popular. Born in Naples in 1929, his fi...

  WTI Magazine #80    2016 June 17Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   If the Italian cinema has almost always been part of the "G8" of world cinema, we can enlighten two particular moments when it was able to exceptionally influence the worldwide development of the seventh art. The first dates back...

  WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   Over the past two decades one of the most often accusations addressed to Italian cinema was that of being provincial, self-referential and not exportable abroad; among other causes, there was also the right criticism that ours wa...

Los Angeles is one of the most significant cities in the United States. It houses one of the most active consulates, which is a point of reference for many Italian people.   We are pleased to host Consul Antonio Verde, who has been representing our country in LA for one year and a half.

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   "Non essere cattivo" by Claudio Caligari, the beautiful Italian movie selected to represent our country for the Oscar as "Foreign Language Film", didn't get the nomination. Despite this, the Oscar ceremony spoke Italian: the Osca...

by Ariston Anderson   The 11th edition of the Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival will open with the American premiere of the Pope Francis biopic Call Me Francesco on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Chinese Six Theaters. The festival is held one week before the Oscars and aims to draw attention to new and established talent from Italy.   Directe...

Join us this THURSDAY, February 11, for a special screening, in 101 Morgan Hall. Fred Kuwornu presents his 2016 documentary Blaxploitalian, 100 years of blackness in the Italian cinema.   BLAXPLOITALIAN follows the different waves of pioneers of African descent who have contributed to Italian Cinema. The documentary covers more than a centur...