by Scott Timberg   Few musicians were ever as popular, influential, complicated, or dangerous as Frank Sinatra. Between landmark albums like "Songs for Young Lovers" and "In the Wee Small Hours," his movie acting ("From Here to Eternity," "The Man with the Golden Arm," "The Manchurian Candidate"), his marriages to Ava Gardner and Mia Fa...

by Liam Stack   Robert Loggia, an Oscar-nominated actor who had a durable career in television and movies, notably in Brian De Palma's gangster film "Scarface" and Penny Marshall's comedy "Big," died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 85. His wife, Audrey Loggia, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease. "He str...

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015.  5:00 PM Doors open; 5:30 PM Film Screening; 8:30 PM Conversation and Q&A. ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA - 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. RSVP HERE The Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles in collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts cordially invites...

Come spend an evening in Italy! Enjoy the local premieres of four recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2013 Italian Film Festival USA of Chicago. All films shown in Italian with English subtitles at the Chandelier Room of the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia. Sponsored by Casa Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago....

The Palm Springs ShortFest is the largest and one of the most prestigious short film events in North America, populated with hundreds of talented young filmmakers from all over the world. Italian participation is represented by the short movies: The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars, directed by Edoardo Ponti (the film won Best Short at the Rome Film...

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by acclaimed artist Annamarie Trombetta celebrating the life and influence of note worthy female artists and a screening of the 1997 French biographical film, Artemisia at the Italian American Museum this Saturday, February 28th.   Artemisia Gentileschi, daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, was a Baro...

It is not easy to say something new about a singer everybody called "The Voice": probably the most important and compete artist of the American XX century. Still, as this man was an Italian American, and on December 12 he would have turned 100, we feel important to dedicate one of our interviews to the legend of the great Frank Sinatra. To do that...

By Doug Knoop   "Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style," a new series featuring Italian filmmakers, begins Thursday, Jan. 7, with "Il Grido/The Cry," Michelangelo Antonioni's 1957 drama about a sugar-refinery worker (Steve Cochran) who is rejected by his lover (Alida Valli). The series continues with "L'Avventura" (Jan. 14), "I Fidanzati/The Fianc...

Una singolare serata si terrà lunedì, 11 marzo, a partire dalle 19.30, presso l'Obiká Century City di Los Angeles, che in collaborazione con l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura ha organizzato l'iniziativa "Food in film". Si tratta di una cena-incontro, peraltro annunciata sui più importanti giornali locali, come il LA Times, basata sui più classici fil...

"An Italian-American Family," a film and exhibit of mixed-media artwork inspired and informed by the Benedettos of Noroton Heights, Darien, Conn., will be presented at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Presidents' Hall in the Mazzaferro Center, 291 Highland Ave. Admission is free.   The exhibition was created using Fitchburg State Professor Helen Obe...