On Tuesday, April 25th 2016 the 18th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the West Coast premiere of the highly acclaimed film Ears (Orecchie), followed by a festive post-screening gala. A man (Daniele Parisi) wakes up one morning with an...

“Viola, Franca” by Marta Savina has officially been guaranteed a spot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival that will take place at the end of the month. It’s Sicily in 1965, and Franca is forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom and sets a precedent that alt...

To close out this year, Sarasota Film Festival had one of its most famous frequent visitors speak at length about his career. Oscar-nominated actor and director Stanley Tucci, who has attended the festival numerous times including Saturday’s closing ceremony, participated in an hourlong conversation Sunday at Florida Studio Theatre. David Edelstein...

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...