The process of centralizing the film industry in Italy, begun by the proponents of the Risorgimento almost from the time of that industry’s creation and expedited by the Fascists, virtually snuffed out the embryonic film companies that had sprung up in places like Naples and Sicily. That and the advent of sound film (along with its vastly increased...

Vittorio De Sica chose Ispica – known as Spaccaforno until 1935 – to film part of his last movie, which reached cinemas just a few months before his death in 1974. He directed the wonderful Sophia Loren in the role of Adriana, the leading character in Luigi Pirandello’s “The Voyage”. Inspired by the novella, De Sica shot the movie of the same name...

Join us for the Summer Italian Film Festival. Enjoy four weeks of Italian masterpieces. Films in Italian with English subtitles. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. All four films will start at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation at the door per film: $5 for members, $10 for non-members....

It won’t exactly be a second series of The Young Pope, it will no longer feature Jude Law as the controversial young pope and the cast will be different, but according to sources close to the production team, some elements and characters from the first series will be back. The highly-anticipated and closely guarded secret that is the new TV series...

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and executive produce a movie about an NYPD detective killed in the line of duty in Italy more than 100 years ago while on an undercover mission to fight the mafia in America.  Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino, the first Italian-American of his rank in the NYPD, was also the first member of the department to be killed on dut...

Date: from Thursday, June 01, 2017 to Sunday, June 04, 2017. Organized by : Cinefesta Italia. Entrance : With fee. Location:Santa Fe, New Mexico Annual event of films, artisanship, food and culture, which lasts an entire month and simultaneously benefits local charities. The opening weekend features Italian cinema while the rest of the month highli...

Dear members and friends, we are excited to have our friends at Tiburon Transmedia - a boutique transmedia house established in Central Texas - come to Houston for the premiere of their movie "Tiramisu for Two"! "Tiramisu For Two" tells the story of Giorgio (Bobby Olson), a very peculiar Italian man, who travels from Rome, Italy to San Marcos, Texa...

The San Francisco Black Film Festival will be opening on June 15th and closing on June 18th. One of the dopest documentaries that will be screening is called “BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema,” which looks at the perception of Black people, born in Italy, in the their national media as well as the cultural currents that it t...

The majority of Hollywood actors are only successful at creating one or maybe two characters that are truly memorable over their entire careers, and that’s if they’re really lucky. However, Giancarlo Esposito is definitely the exception to that rule. He’s often been called a “chameleon”, which he actually likes hearing since it means that the roles...

Cinema Italia celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 22, bringing the best of Dino Risi to San Francisco. Once again, for one entire day, the Castro Theatre welcomed Italian cinema lovers, who watched four movies and enjoyed the Commedia all'Italiana Party at the Mezzanine. Thanks to the collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and Luce...