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...

Academy Award-winner Liza Minnelli was honored at the Los Angeles-Italia Film Fest on the weekend. Minnelli, who won an Oscar in 1973 for "Cabaret" picked up the Jack Valenti Lifetime Achievement Award. Named after the longtime MPAA president, the award honors Italian-Americans who have made great contributions to cinema.   "I am very gratef...

Abe Vigoda, best known for portraying a gangster in "The Godfather" films and the glum Det. Fish on TV's "Barney Miller," died Tuesday at his daughter's home in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said he died in his sleep of natural causes.   A veteran of New York theater, Vigoda was about 50 when he w...

  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...