Novantun anni (e mezzo) e non sentirli. Tanto da prendere un aereo e volare fino a Los Angeles, dove si prepara all’ennesimo ciak, questa volta per raccontare la sua vita. Gina Lollobrigida, nata il 4 luglio, sopravvissuta ai bombardamenti di Subiaco grazie alla preveggenza di mamma Dusolina che le disse di spostarsi dalla finestra mentre stava gua...

A spit fire, obstinate, passionate, with an explosive temper, these are just a few words describing the remarkable actress Anna Magnani. Born March 7, 1908, she was abandoned by her unmarried teenage mother and grew up with maternal grandparents. She did not know her father. Some report he was Egyptian, others say he was Calabrese. Some even claime...

Before the end of World War II and the fall of Mussolini’s Fascist regime, a different genre of Italian cinema emerged called Neorealism. The movement began in 1942 and took off in 1943. When the war ended, Italy found itself on its knees, after years or war, economic depression and hardship: neorealism was a reflection of this time. With its depic...

Movie lovers . . . Listen up!  Italian Festivals of New Mexico has announced its film lineup for the 12th Annual New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival, and it’s fantastico!  You’ll find thrillers, dramas, comedies and a free bonus documentary, all award-winners and highly-acclaimed recent films that showcase Italian cinematic storytelling at i...

Sara' dedicato al regista Francis Ford Coppola, 80 anni il prossimo 7 aprile e alla città di Matera, capitale europea della cultura 2019, il 14.mo Los Angeles Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest. Dal 17 al 23 febbraio, al Teatro Cinese di Hollywood, la manifestazione sulle eccellenze nazionali ed italoamericane, come da tradizione precederà la notte...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) presents a lineup of eclectic films from Italy in its monthly series at La PALOMA Theatre in Encinitas, through June 2019. Carefully selected by Artistic Director and film professor Antonio Iannotta, these films represent a selection of the wide variety of movies being made by and about Italians and the I...

Il cinema americano è stato reso grande da molti italo-americani di seconda generazione figli o imparantati lontanamente con famiglie italiane sfuggite alla guerra e alla fame nelle grandi emigrazioni di massa del secolo scorso. Il mito dell’America ha affascinato generazioni di italiani che hanno costruito un avvenire negli Stati Uniti. L’America,...

Sergio Leone was born Jan. 3, 1929; he would have been 90 this week. Though he directed only seven films, their impact has been wide and long-lasting, including making Clint Eastwood a star.  On Oct. 11, 1967, Variety carried a guest column by Lee Van Cleef shortly before the U.S. bow of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The actor countered critici...

Lorenzo is working on his first feature film as director. He optioned the film rights of the Italian graphic novel called Churubusco written and drawn by Andrea Ferraris, the Italian comic artist who worked for Disney for the past 20 years. This is the story of Gaetano Rizzo, an Italian immigrant, son of farmers during the pre-unification of Italy,...

We’ve known and loved Emmy-Winning actress Susan Lucci for almost half a century now after her 41-year run on hit soap All My Children (1970-2011) playing the devious Erica Kane and starring role on Lifetime’s Devious Maids (2013-2016). Parade.com recently caught up with the still-very-active and nimble ‘Queen of Daytime TV,’ best-selling author an...