Matty, an Italian American police lieutenant, and Victoria Ferrigno welcomed their son Louis on November 9, 1951. The family lived in Brooklyn, New York. As a toddler Lou suffered from a series of ear infections and lost an estimated 75% of his hearing. Though some might have seen this loss as a disadvantage, Lou didn't.   Even when he was t...

Coming off a record year in 2015 for both attendance and donation to the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico is poised to deliver another rousing edition of its annual flagship event. This year's program unfolds in Albuquerque and showcases 7 critically acclaimed contemporary films flanked by a kickoff rece...

  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...

Mine Vaganti (Loose cannons) - Ferzan Özpetek. Sunday, here January 29, sildenafil 5pm - Oshman Family JCC / Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, physician  3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The Cantone family owns a pasta factory in Lecce, in the conservative south of Italy. During a family dinner the parents, Vincenzo and Stefania, pl...

Hollywood has cast several Italian-American actors to play Latinos in film, including Al Pacino's infamous portrayal of Cuban gangster Tony Montana in "Scarface" and a Puerto Rican convict in "Carlito's Way," among others. While the cultures of Latino-Americans, Italian-Americans and Latinos and Italians from their respective countries are all ver...

Il trailer del progetto cinematografico The Plague Doctor, scritto e diretto dal 27enne regista veneziano Emanuele Mengotti, è stato selezionato all'"Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival". Mengotti ha rappresentato l'Italia al Festival hollywoodiano, nel quale è stato anche omaggiato il regista Tinto Brass con una retrospettiva a lui dedicata....

  WTI Magazine #21    2014 Mar, 14Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   A very common thing is to think about our country with some sort of superior attitude, as if being part of a nation could give us the right to be proud and sometimes without understanding why, or because we are united under a fl...

by Serena Perfetto   From music to book, from photography to cinema: spring in San Francisco has never been as full of Italian events as this year. Indeed, whoever loves Italy and its history, culture, and art cannot miss the April's journey among a series of events, such as performances, conferences, photo exhibits, and movie screenings, wi...

The name Sylvester Stallone has immediate connotations of explosive Hollywood blockbusters, testosterone-fuelled heroism and of course, muscles. Starring in films like Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables means the action star has made a career out of high-intensity cinematic moments.   However, this isn't the case when Stallone is off-duty. Awa...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Infatuations, incandescent passions, intellectual exchanges and life-long associations with fetishised actresses or those who were conceptual or writing partners: the history of cinema is full of female figures who embodied the role of the muse for directors (and not only male directors).   The muse was historicall...