WTI Magazine #19    2014 Feb, 28Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   The genius of Sergio Leone has always been in front of us: his vision of the events, the space that joins the time and together get shaped as a work of art, to become pure cinema with a mastery that few have had in history. His...

Loved the world over, Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 on September 20th and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.   The 300-page book "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – My Life," Loren went into many juicy details and what she called her "trunk of mem...

“A person who does not shell out time with his family can by no means be a serious guy.” — Don Vito Corleone, “The Godfather”. It looks Francis Ford Coppola shares some of Don Corleone’s values. At least in which loved ones is involved.   At his eponymous winery in Geyserville (the site of the former Chateau Souverain), Coppola creates a gor...

by Kerry Lester   Over the years he tried wooing her with calls, trips to Italy, and becoming close with members of the family. After a decade, he's finally scored a date.   Ron Onesti's quest to bring Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren to town isn't a romantic venture, but it's undeniable he -- and just about everyone else --...

It's not a bit of brilliant, new, 21st-century insight that movies are in the business of selling dreams made to seem real. The perspective is as old as cinema itself, and sometimes, the more outlandish the dream and the more outrageous the film version of reality; the better the results.   But once in a while a film comes along that turns t...

Start Date: 11/9/2012 Start Time: 7:00 PMEnd Date: 11/9/2012 End Time: 11:00 PMThis event recurs on a custom schedule. Click here to see the series dates.Event Description The Center for Italian Studies will screen five recently produced Italian films subtitled in English with remarks and Q&A sessions conducted by Festival Director, Professor...

"8 Decades of Italian Cinema" will launch in New York City on April 19th at Dan Talbot's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. Dan Talbot is the legendary founder of New Yorker Films and champion of Italian films in the United States. The series will begin with Roberto Rossellini's OPEN CITY made in 1945. How appropriate is that, considering this film had its fi...

'Buongiorno papà' di Edoardo Leo, film sui quarantenni single in Italia, interpretato da Raul Bova, vince il 23/o Nice Festival in Usa, la manifestazione che porta il cinema italiano emergente all'estero, assegnato dal pubblico americano. Il Festival si è svolto a New York e a San Francisco dall'11 al 17 novembre.   Il film sarà proiettato n...

Houston ospitera' anche quest'anno l'appuntamento con questo festival internazionale del cinema, che e' oramai giunto alla quarantasettesima edizione.   Oltre ad una sessantina di opere prime ed un centinaio di cortometraggi, il WorldFest presentera' al pubblico houstoniano la nona edizione di 'Panorama Italia', la rassegna di film italiani...

by Gianfranco Norelli e Suma Kurien   Caro direttore,La VOCE di New York conosce già il nostro lavoro, ma ora vi chiediamo di aiutarci a diffondere un appello tra i vostri lettori. Scade infatti il 5 agosto la campagna per aiutarci a portare il nostro film su PBS.Il film si intitola Finding the Mother Lode ed e' stato realizzato da Gianfranc...