The applause from a sold-out audience enjoying the family friendly comedy "How Alfo Learned to Love Women" last week (at the National Opera-America Center) should reassure all Italian-American dramatists that you don't need gangsters, molls, or mob bosses to draw a crowd.   Like the character Guido Contini in "Nine" by Mario Fratti, New York...

This weekend don't missCINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2012through November 18, 2012 at the Aero Theatre Cinema Italian Style, the annual celebration of Italian cinema, continues this weekend with Daniele Vicari's hard-hitting procedural expose DIAZ: DON'T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD,the true story of the police assault at the Genoa G8 summit; Carlo Verdone's sharp...

Il 17 febbraio del 1984, per la storia del cinema, fu contemporaneamente un gran giorno e un giorno sbagliato: un gran giorno perché ci fu la prima proiezione al pubblico, dopo più di 10 anni di lavorazione, di C'era una volta in America, di Sergio Leone, uno dei più grandi film di sempre; un giorno sbagliato perché, nelle due sale americane in cui...

di Chiara Barbo   A New York City vive la comunità di italoamericani più numerosa degli Stati Uniti: così esordisce la pagina Wikipedia dedicata a "Italian Americans in New York".   Molti di loro, reali o immaginari che siano, abitano gli schermi cinematografici americani di tutti i tempi, a partire da quel leggendario Rudolph Valenti...

On October 4, 2013, the Italian Academy Foundation presented "Maestro" Franco Zeffirelli with the Bravo! award at his villa in Rome. The acclaimed set designer and artist graciously accepted the honor, and his acceptance speech will be presented in absentia at the October 10, 2013 IAF Verdi at Carnegie concert. Recipients of the Bravo! award are c...

A beautiful loft in the heart of Downtown, a panoramic rooftop with a pool and a scenic view over the skyline, a professional equipment suitable for big production companies.   Definitely not a bad way of introducing themselves to prospective clients! But what lies behind such a stylish look? Hard work, the courage to follow dreams, family a...

For this year's Murfee Worsham screening, we offer 'Rome Open City' (Italy, 1945, 103 min.), a foundational film for Italian Neorealism and all of postwar European cinema, directed by Roberto Rossellini. In Nazi occupied Rome, a resistance fighter takes refuge in the home of a young engaged couple; tragedy ensues.   Featuring a towering perf...

by Serena Perfetto   A unique documentary exhibition, "Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas", is currently on display at the Museo Italo-Americano, until March 6, 2016. The exhibition is surely an opportunity to better understand the contributions made by Italian-Americans to the national cinema and culture. Film scholar Josep...

The 7th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10 at the Sottile Theatre. The four-day festival celebrates Italian contemporary cinema and culture with a number of films in addition to Italian directors appearing as special guests of the Festival to present their acclaimed films and discuss their wo...

Renowned costume and set designer Piero Tosi received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his outstanding design career. He earned five Academy Award nominations for costume design, in the films La Traviata (1983), La Cage aux Folles (1978), The Leopard (1963), Death in Venice (1971) and Ludwig (1973) – the latter three in collab...