di Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   Ormai è lapalissiano ricordare quanto i social media abbiano cambiato il modo in cui interagiamo e comunichiamo. Il linguaggio si è impoverito e gradualmente viene sovvertito da quei graziosi e giocosi simboli chiamati Emoticon. Non c'è più la necessità di svelare le proprie sensazioni direttamente, quando ci si...

by Marco Bruna   There was a time when the Italian film industry was an example of what movies should look like, a time when Cinecittà made the history of world cinema. Last year, the celebrations for Paolo Sorrentino's Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty reminded us of that golden age, and today we proudly praise the selection of Pa...

Inaugurazione in vista per la mostra "Hats on Film/Il cappello nel cinema" che aprirà i battenti a Los Angeles il 19 febbraio. Ad ospitare l'esposizione, promossa da Artigianato e Palazzo e il consorzio "Il cappello di Firenze", saranno le sale dell'Istituto italiano di cultura che daranno spazio all'istallazione di centinaia di cappelli di paglia,...

by Matt Gross   There's this new restaurant you gotta try – no one knows about it yet. It's called Paradise, and it's Italian, real Italian, near the water in a little east coast port town a couple hours' drive from here. The dining room is spare and simple, with a lovely curved wooden bar up front, an antique espresso machine, and charming...

The Italian Centenary of the First World War, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are pleased to present the premiere of Torneranno i Prati, a movie by Ermanno Olmi produced by Cinema Undici and Ipotesi Cinema with Rai Cinema.   On the same day - also anniversary of the armistice signed at Villa Giusti - the film will be...

A filmmaker archive at the University of Michigan Library is gaining an important female voice. Nancy Savoca, the director of independent movie standouts like 1989's "True Love," will be giving her personal papers to the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection, U-M announced Thursday afternoon.    She is the first woman to be...

Directed by Luchino Visconti Based on the Novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Opening Remarks by Prof. Santi V. Buscemi   Please join us for a special screening of Luchino Visconti's award-winning film, The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, August 28th. The film re-creates, with nostalgia, drama, and opu...

One night in the television studios where a popular television series is produced, the cleaning crew, all immigrants, discover that the armoured door of the room where the camera is kept is open.   One of them, Dilip, decides to "borrow" the camera and film his friend's wedding. Soon the fun escalates and one by one, each of the crew takes t...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, produced by the nonprofit Italian Festivals of New Mexico for the primary benefit of the UNM Children's Hospital today announced its film selections for the 2014 eight day run of the popular festival.   Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) a 2011 winner at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, is the...

The Italian Cultural institute presents the screening of Federico Fellini's modern fairy tale I Vitelloni, on Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 6p.m. This masterpiece of Italian cinematography tells the story of five young men who live in a small seaside town, that could be Rimini. Their stories are simple, based on the few possibilities offered by such a...