“Sold out”, con sala gremita da quasi 400 persone, giovedi sera al Lincoln Center, all’inaugurazione del festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. Una grande partecipazione che ha visto come protagonista, per la prima serata, la pellicola Indivisibili (Indivisible), di Edoardo De Angelis. Un film che racconta della crescita e delle vicissitudini di...

Each year, “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema” screens films that draw upon Italy’s rich cinematic heritage and that provide a snapshot of contemporary Italian life. A collaboration of The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Open Roads 2017 will screen at New York City’s Walter Reade Theater beginning June 1. Italophiles will w...

The curtain fell on the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, with Italy’s Jasmine Trinca winning the Un Certain Regard acting prize for her performance in 'Fortunata'. A film by actor-director Sergio Castellitto, ‘Fortunata’ follows the journey of a freelance hairdresser in pursuit of her dream to open her own salon in the Roman subu...

“A Rosciolo dei Marsi, piccola frazione di Magliano dei Marsi (AQ) adagiata ai piedi del Monte Velino, in Abruzzo, sono ancora in molti a ricordare il suo nome italiano: Vincenzo Pelliccione. Quello d’arte, invece, è finito nelle nebbie del tempo, assieme al grande talento a cui è associato. Nato il 2 giugno del 1893 da Sebastiano e Carolina Marini...

All of Italy shared in the celebration of Jessup’s patron saint. An Italian film crew traveled across the Atlantic Ocean last week to document La Festa dei Ceri, a celebration of St. Ubaldo Baldassini, which happens in only two places on the planet — Gubbio, Italy, and Jessup. On Sunday, during the last event of the weekend-long festival, videograp...

Notoriously, Martin Scorsese grew up between the 40s and 50s in New York City’s “Little Italy,” where the only two options for a boy were to enter a gang or to become a priest. As a child, he suffered from asthma and that helped him keep off the streets. Raised a fervent catholic, he didn’t become a churchman either, but rather one of the most cele...

People sometimes forget that the most famous line in The Godfather — “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse” — didn’t originate with the formidable Don Corleone, played into rumbling infamy by a cotton-mouthed Marlon Brando. Michael Corleone, played by pre-stardom Al Pacino, has brought his girlfriend, Kay (a wide-eyed Diane Keaton), to a family p...

This June 7 we celebrate the 100 birthday of a true fantastic icon of the Italian music: Dean Martin. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, Dean Martin was a wonderful artist who already is part of the history of the American show business. To celebrate him and his legacy, we are honored and happy to welcome on We the Italians his daugh...

Life on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, a haven for lost and stranded migrants from Africa, is the subject of director Gianfranco Rosi’s 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) which shows the uneasy relationship between the native islanders and the migrant families who struggle to establish new lives for themselves. If you mis...

Martedì 6 giugno nuovo appuntamento in Consolato Generale a New York con il ciclo "Meet the New Italians". Dopo i precedenti incontri che hanno visto come protagonisti donne, scienziati, musicisti, artisti e architetti, il 6 giugno in Park Avenue protagonisti saranno i giovani impegnati nel mondo del cinema, cui è dedicata la 15esima edizione del p...