Italian Americans have had an indelible impact on the fabric of American culture which manifests itself in diverse ways, both encompassing veritable attributes of the culture and also promulgating enduring stereotypes. Today, let's take a look at the Italian American influence on American film and some great opportunities you have to understand thi...

For the first time in its eight-year history, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival will have a title sponsor. Make that a pair of title sponsors! Fiat of Albuquerque partners with Scalo Northern Italian Grill in first-line support of the ever-popular festival and its exclusive beneficiary, the UNM Children's Hospital. Each of these community-...

by Randy Cordova   Do not expect any "Daddy Dearest"-style revelations from Deana Martin. The singer considers herself blessed to be one of Dean Martin's eight children. "He was good at everything," Martin says about her dad. "He's just classic and timeless. The only negative thing about having him as a father is that we had to share hi...

by Nick Vivarelli   Italy's Cinecittà Studios are set to welcome Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" with a unique launch from its legendary Studio 5 soundstage, once Federico Fellini's second home, now being turned into a special screening venue equipped for 70mm projection and 888 seats. Tarantino specifically asked Cinecittà to s...

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Hours: 6pm Venue: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo', 24 West 12th Street Organized by: Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo' In collaboration with: ICI, Consulate general of Italy in New York, Centro Primo Levi, Italian Academy, CUNY's John Calandra Italian American Institute.Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei (2013) by Jeff...

by Ronan Breathnach While filming The Godfather Part II Robert de Niro began reading the autobiography of an Italian American middleweight boxer from the Bronx. Captivated by the story of Jake LaMotta, de Niro began the long process that would eventually see Raging Bull brought to cinematic life.   The first stop was to de Niro's close fr...

The Italian screen writer and director Ettore Scola has died in Rome at the age of 84. Scola, was considered one of the last great masters of Italian cinema. He directed close to 40 films over 40 years and enjoyed international success winning numerous prizes at Cannes, Moscow and other prestigious film festivals.   He entered the film...

By Kathryn Carse   If "The Godfather" is at the top of your favorite movie list, HBO has an offer you can't refuse. "The Godfather Epic" is a seven-and-a-half version of Francis Ford Coppola's films about the Italian-American Corleone family's rise in organized crime based on Mario Puzo's best seller. It cuts together "The Godfather" an...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   These days, a storm hit the Italian box office: we are talking about the film "Quo Vado" by Gennaro Nunziante and Checco Zalone, able to earn some 52 million euros (and counting) in about ten days, a monstrous figure for the It...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival: It's a slice of life in The Old Country today, as seen through the eyes of some of the best screenwriters and directors Italy has to offer. It's the annual flagship event of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of Italian culture and its leading rol...