The 37th Mill Valley Film festival (October 2-12) will feature the Italian films Woman as a Friend and I Can Quit Whenever I Want.    Woman as a Friend (2014, 88 min). Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bu59gk1_0Q  Francesco and Claudia are two very good friends. He is a goofy, clumsy lawyer and she is a non-conforming...

by Jeannine Guilyard "Black Souls" (Anime nere) is the latest Italian film to make its way to American shores, and it's being warmly embraced by our critics and audiences. The title is appropriate for the tone of the film. It is very dark indeed. Its characters are trapped in a world dominated by organized crime. But "Black Souls" is not your typi...

by Michael Traversa   "Now is the only moment there is to be creative in, it's a realization, this is it. You can't anticipate what may come, you can only wonder about what has happened, this is the moment you can do something about."   This is the motto of Robert Forster, revered actor who's been in the business for almost fifty year...

by Nancy Casas   Bringing the art of classic Italian cinema to Los Angeles, the Grazie Cinema Serieshosted a screening of a cinematic Italian film, prefaced by the premiere of an original short film directed by Tracy Antonopoulos. The series had a grand kick off by hosting the screening of Pietro Germi's comedy Divorce Italian Style (1961),...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   "Non essere cattivo" by Claudio Caligari, the beautiful Italian movie selected to represent our country for the Oscar as "Foreign Language Film", didn't get the nomination. Despite this, the Oscar ceremony spoke Italian: the Osca...

Presentation of ON THE JOURNEY... nel mezzo del cammin, a short film by Maria Luisa Forenza. Followed by a roundtable discussion on the figure of Frank V. de Bellis, his Collection at SFSU and the intellectual legacy of the new Italians in the Bay Area.   An Italian woman and an American girl meet by chance at a crossroads in San Francisco....

di Silvia Simonetti   Un mese dopo il Gay Pride di West Hollywood, la città torna a tingersi dei colori dell'arcobaleno in occasione dell'OutFest, il festival cinematografico che dal 1982 promuove il talento di registi LGBT provenienti da tutto il mondo. Tra i film selezionati, il cortometraggio "Luigi e Vincenzo" di Giuseppe Bucci andrà in...

by Ariston   Following Marco Mueller's exit from the troubled Rome Film Festival last year, Antonio Monda is stepping in to fill his shoes as the new artistic director.   Similar to Mueller, Monda has both a production and academic background. He is currently an associate professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, lecturing on Itali...

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...