di Chiara Barbo   A New York City vive la comunità di italoamericani più numerosa degli Stati Uniti: così esordisce la pagina Wikipedia dedicata a "Italian Americans in New York".   Molti di loro, reali o immaginari che siano, abitano gli schermi cinematografici americani di tutti i tempi, a partire da quel leggendario Rudolph Valenti...

by Kerry Lester   Over the years he tried wooing her with calls, trips to Italy, and becoming close with members of the family. After a decade, he's finally scored a date.   Ron Onesti's quest to bring Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren to town isn't a romantic venture, but it's undeniable he -- and just about everyone else --...

A filmmaker archive at the University of Michigan Library is gaining an important female voice. Nancy Savoca, the director of independent movie standouts like 1989's "True Love," will be giving her personal papers to the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection, U-M announced Thursday afternoon.    She is the first woman to be...

Ciao, Amici – For this year's classic series of Italian cinema, we decided to offer a retrospective of the movies directed by one of the best Italian directors of the Sixties, Pietro Germi. The first two are two comedies "Italian style". If you recall Anna's definition of this typically Italian genre, the topic is a mixture of funny situa...

by Michael Traversa   Italian American movie star Sylvester Stallone is having the time of his life. Last November he brought back fan favorite character Rocky Balboa in the new picture Creed, which follows Apollo Creed's son Adonis strenuous rise to the top, with the aid of Rocky. The movie debuted to much critical praise and strong box off...

The 8th Annual Italian Film Festival is less than two weeks away! We have a wonderful line-up of ten films never before seen in Minnesota, including a silent film with live accompaniment by avant-garde band Sun Silo. Comedies, dramas, crime, romance--it's all here at the Italian Film Festival!   The best way for ICC members to support the Fe...

Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy, on November 10, 1928. His father was a musician and he encouraged musical careers for all his children. Ennio was no exception. The young boy took up the trumpet and entered the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia when he was 12 years old. He graduated from the Conservation with a Diploma in Trumpet (1946), a Dip...

This breathtaking film tells the coming of age story of two young brothers who run away fromhome. They embark on an adventure across the southern countryside of Italy with a child'sdream of a new life. As the boys face adulthood, the myth of this "City of Dreams" begins tocrumble. WHAT: Film screening premiere and discussion of "Citta' dei Sogni"W...

by Rich Cohen   In my family, there's no distinction between The Godfather and theology. We are encouraged to study the movies for signs and portents and use its plot points and aphorisms as a life guide. When offering exegesis on a particular scene, we are, in the way of scholars, to refer to GF1, GF2, or the non-canonical GF3.   Bec...

Italytime torna sul palcoscenico con uno dei suoi originali progetti, CINEMA & THEATER, questa volta in coabitazione con l'importante ed esclusivo John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, Cuny. Invitato proprio dal Calandra, il 9 febbraio il regista Bob Giraldi sarà presente alla proiezione di "Dinner Rush", pellicola c...