Who would you want to star in the movie of your life? That's a question single mom Joy Mangano never thought she'd be asked. But when Jennifer Lawrence was tapped to play her in the new film Joy, she couldn't have been more pleased.   It's the perfect meeting of superpowers: shopping-TV's star moneymaker (Joy can clean up $1 million an hour...

This new film festival organized in collaboration with world-renowned Taormina Film Festival, will feature film and documentary premieres as well as special masterclasses with many Italian and American filmmakers in attendance. For the occasion, a the exhibition Grand Tour in Contemporary Italy, curated by Centro Cinema Citta' di Cesena, will be in...

Inside Buffalo (2010), an award-winning documentary, tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, the all black 92nd Army Division (whose name goes back to the U.S. Indian Wars) which fought an extraordinarily brave campaign against the Nazis along the supposedly unbreakable Gothic Line in Tuscany. These American soldiers faced not only an extremely to...

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013 — 4:30 and 10 p.m.Double Feature with DJANGO UNCHAINED.Where: Brattle Theatre — 40 Brattle St. (Harvard Square), Cambridge, MA Most people know of the great Sergio Leone, but if there were a runner-up prize for best Spaghetti Western director, it would certainly go to Sergio Corbucci.Several of his films were an influe...

A violinist in "The Italian Character" explains a unique approach to life that one might use to describe all 10 movies chosen for this year's San Diego Italian Film Festival.   "It's not so much about how it's supposed to be," the musician said. "It's really about passione." Now in its eighth year, the San Diego Italian Film Festival will f...

Rocky is one of the greatest fictional characters of all time. Writing and performing in the film made Sylvester Stallone a star and a spawned a fistful of sequels, not only that, but the optimism of Rocky encapsulated the salve American society yearned for post-Vietnam and Watergate, and its fiscal and creative success (10 Oscar nominations,...

by Ariston   Italy on Monday celebrated after the country's Milena Canonero took home her fourth Oscar Sunday night for best achievement in costume design for The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was her third collaboration with director Wes Anderson after The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited.   Twitter was abuzz...

Robert De Niro's manager, Danilo Mattei, is currently in Abruzzo researching various locations for a film, which will definitely be showing in our region, and which, amongst others, will star De Niro, the Hollywood legend, who actually has roots via his great-grandparents to Ferrazzano (Campobasso).   The idea came about after a meeting with...

by Jennifer Crane   The 33rd annual Sacramento Italian Film Festival kicks off Friday, at the Sacramento Italian Center in Carmichael. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society of Sacramento, the series consists of six films that will be screened over the next nine months.   "I think the quality of the Italian film festival is very go...

What connects a photo of Sharon Stone baking pizza at a restaurant in Piazza Navona, a gown made by Gattinoni inspired by the color of olive oil, the renown Antonio de Curtis – also known as Totò- in Poverty and Nobility, the famous timbal dish prepared for The Leopard, portrayed by Burt Lancaster?   A fascinating virtual trip through Made i...