First Italian woman movie director, one of the first in the world, Elvira Notari is one of those figures that tell an extraordinary life, full of even more important success when compared to the role of women in the society and the art of the age she lived in.

Steven Spielberg girerà a Terni parte del suo nuovo film, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, storia del bambino ebreo rapito dalla chiesa di Papa Pio IX e convertito al cristianesimo, che prende spunto dal romanzo-inchiesta scritto nel 1997 da David Kertzer. La notizia arriva da iMoviez Magazine, unico sito autorizzato al casting per la ricerca del...

The Sacramento Italian Cultural Society will screen “Se Dio Vuole” (“God Willing”), the next in its film festival series, on Friday, Feb. 17. The comedy-drama, which won the 2015 David di Donatello Award for best new director for Edoardo Falcone, tells the story of a doctor, a charismatic priest and a dysfunctional family taken by surprise by an an...

As part of its Italian Film Series, the Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will present the Italian film “La Prima Cosa Bella” (“The First Beautiful Thing”) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the Hunterdon County Library Community Room, 314 Route 12, Building 3, in Raritan Township. From acclaimed Italian director Paolo Virzi, kn...

Since opening in 2008, the Italian Film Festival has become one the premiere event promoting Italian life and art in Minnesota. The ninth edition of the popular program opens Thursday like a cinematic time machine. The three-day program, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center, will introduce eight current releases and conclude Sunday with a rare...

Pierette Domenica Simpson, a 9-year-old survivor of the deadly Andrea Doria-Stockholm shipwreck in 1956, produced an award-winning docufilm about her harrowing immigration from Italy to Detroit and reveals the untold truth about the most controversial maritime disaster in history. Award-winning docufilm, Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved? head...

Tonight in New York, the Italian menswear company Ermenegildo Zegna will host a dinner to celebrate a new campaign that packs a seriously powerful casting coup: It features Robert De Niro. To secure the services of such a storied star is quite something—especially one who, his long-standing friendship with Giorgio Armani apart, is rarely spotted in...

Did you know that The Godfather did not fall out of the sky as a perfectly formed completed motion picture? Furthermore, did you know that not only did it have to be produced for a major movie studio, but said production was in fact quite contentious and difficult? It’s true! In fact, the woes of The Godfather’s making – young maverick director Fra...

The dates are set.  The program is in place.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 (that would be  just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts…I’m jus’ sayin’). This will be fun!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, with food, live music (from Italian pop to Italian opera), live dance performances, and recent aw...

Yesterday the 67th Berlin Film Festival announced its jury, homage subject and Golden Camera recipients. The jury president Paul Verhoeven will be joined by actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Diego Luna, and Julia Jentsch, producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, artist Olafur Eliasson and director-screenwriter Wang Quan'an. The recipients of this year's Berlinale...