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...

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...