When Sophia Loren calls, you have a number of options. You can stand at attention, or you can say hello while you’re standing at attention. I chose both – with Sophia I always do. I worship her for her brilliant acting and as a link to the Italian cinema that has given me so much joy, and while we did Nine together, as a person, Sophia Loren is a t...

August 16, 2017 at 6pm - Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP Here The biography of one of Italy’s most notorious and divisive journalists and thinkers is brought to life in L’Oriana (Oriana Fallaci) by director Marco Turco. Initially made as a miniseries for Italian TV, it was also released in Italian cinemas a...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2017, showcasing award-winning films from Italy, opens Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 2017 at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate in Mayfield Hts. and the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District. All $10 films are Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Pre-film dinners on Sept. 14, 21, 28 an...

Join us for a screening of the 2016 comedy Che Vuoi Che Sia! We will be celebrating the Italian holiday Ferragosto for the 7th year in a row with a film screening, pizza, and soft drinks. Bring your friends and a favorite bottle of wine to sip and share. Film will be in Italian with English subitiles. Sunday, August 13, 2017 | Doors open at 5:00 pm...

Saturday, September 23 | 11:00am (first screening) - 10:00pm (last screening) - The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco. Cinema Italia SF, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, is proud to announce its 6th Classic Italian Film program, celebrating the pioneering woman d...

The Italian-American community has for many years now been suffering a very blatant stereotype in the media. Hollywood, despite being filled with high-caliber writers and the type of talent that could possibly dispel the myths and fabrications that have been levied against Italians, has many times opted to show their version of events rather than l...

August 5 (Saturday) 2:00 pm. Movie: My House in Umbria. A train traveling gently through the rolling hills of the Italian Countryside explodes. In one carrier, there are four survivors, an elderly gentleman, an orphaned 8 year old girl, a young German and Emily Delahunty, an English novelist. Thrown together by misfortune, Emily invites them to her...

Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has refined a singular code of ethics that govern his filmmaking. There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays,  2) make them with the most modern technology available,  and 3) self-finance them.   But Coppola didn’t develop this formula overnight. Though he f...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club proudly present: SPAGHETTI & MOVIE NIGHT. The first of a series of entertaining evenings combining one of Italy's most iconic dishes with a film screening, in the style of the great American tradition. Thursday, August 17 - 7:00pm. SF Italian Athletic Club,...

Il corto ispirazionale dal titolo Take my hand del filmaker trapanese Francesco Siro Brigiano s’è aggiudicato la vittoria del Los Angeles LA Film Awards, nella categoria “Best Inspirational”, e del festival internazionale Festigious, anch’esso di Los Angeles, nella sezione “Inspirational”. Si tratta di un racconto astratto ed autobiografico ispirat...