Francesco Rosario Capra was born in Bisacquino, Sicily, on May 18, 1897. When he was five, his family made the 13-day trip to New York. Even though he was just a child, Frank remembered seeing "a statue of a great lady, taller than a church steeple, holding a torch above the land we were about to enter" (McBride). The Capra family eventually settle...

PIB, in partnership with the Harvard Film Archive and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston is pleased to present:   NUOVE VISIONI: ITALIAN CINEMA NOWSeptember 13 – 30, 2013The Harvard Film Archive   Read more   Source: http://www.piboston.org  

In their new boxing comedy film, Grudge Match, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro portray rival pugilists who are enticed out of retirement for one last fight. But for Stallone and De Niro, the stars of Rocky and Raging Bull respectively, a misfiring comedy set in the ring risks landing a blow to the reputation of their iconic boxing cinematic t...

Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi is gaining notice with filmmakers in the United States as she is rumoured to be an actress to look out for because her talent is resulting in her stealing scenes to such an extent that some are predicting that once she is seen on the big screen in her upcoming movies "Every Damn Christmas" which is scheduled f...

Domenica 20 dicembre alle 2:00 pomeridiane alla National Gallery of Art. East Building Auditorium verrà proiettato il film "Maraviglioso Boccaccio" (2015) di Paolo e Vittorio Taviani. "Interpretato con grazia da attori giovani e nomi noti, "Maraviglioso Boccaccio" è un manifesto di civiltà a barriera di ogni forma di barbarie", ha detto della pelli...

WTI Magazine #27    2014 Apr, 25Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   With the goal of bringing in the "Orange County", famous to most for a teen movie of a few years ago, the best of classic and contemporary filmography from all over the world, the Newport Beach Film Festival will start today, april 24...

  WTI Magazine #33    2014 June, 4Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   When you want to enjoy a movie, is it better the dubbed version, or the one in the original language? Surely it is better to watch it in the original language, maybe subtitled, not to miss the hidden meanings, the gags and the t...

At the last Academy Awards, the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino walked away with the Oscar for best foreign-language film, for "The Great Beauty," a scathing portrait of greed and bad taste in Berlusconi-era Rome.   This year his friend Paolo Virzi is competing for Italy with "Human Capital," a scathing portrait of greed a...

Robert De Niro's attorney is threatening legal action against Italian director Stefania Grassi after she accused the movie star of plagiarising her work for his short film Ellis. The Raging Bull actor stars in the 14-minute movie, written by Eric Roth and directed by Frenchman JR, about a man who roams the hallways of an abandoned immigrant ho...

By Bettye Miller   UCR's Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages presents documentary filmmaker Fred Kujo Kuwornu and his film "18 Ius Soli" on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in CHASS Interdisciplinary 1111. Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-producer-writer-director who was born and raised in Italy. &nbs...