There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

A few months ago, fans of The Sopranos were given an unexpected treat when a prequel film was announced with a script from the show's creator David Chase, co-written by Lawrence Konner. Rather than continue on from the events of the famous finale, the creators have made the clever decision to set The Many Saints Of Newark in the 1960s. This being s...

In a career spanning six decades, onetime Tenafly resident Paul Sorvino has played cops, killers, the hot-wired dad to Romeo’s Juliet in Baz Luhrman’s over-the-top “Romeo + Juliet” and a chubby Dick Tracy villain with a big mouth — literally — opposite Warren Beatty and Al Pacino. At 79, he remains as active as ever, with the 2018 indie thriller “B...

The Italian-American directors Joe and Anthony Russo are among the artists and innovators behind some of the world’s most successful and iconic blockbuster films and television shows. Recently the Russo Brothers, as they are nicknamed in the film industry, directed the record-breaking Marvel Cinematic Universe’s  Avengers: Infinity War, that became...

The United States is a country forged of foreigners. We came from every point on the globe, crossing land bridges and turbulent seas, to find a refuge far away from our original homelands. Some of our ancestors didn’t come of their own free will, but many did — lured by the promise of a country founded on inalienable rights, one in which they could...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival is back this summer for another another series of screenings of italian movies.Starting Thursday, July 12, the screenings will take place in two ifferents locations: La Paloma Theatre and the Museum of Photographics Arts. My Country by Giancarlo Iannotta | Thursday, July 12  Una donna per amica (A woman as a Frie...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT. Italian Cultural Institute - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F - San Francisco, CA 94102. Free Admission | RSVP Required. Join us for an evening of fun as we take a trip down memory lane while watching the intimate yet universal footage that comprise home movies! This event is a collaborative effort be...

Join us for an engaging presentation by Roberto Taroni and Annamaria Martena, currently Artists in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito. On the occasion of their visit, SF Cinematheque and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will host a retrospective of their films on Friday, July 6, at the YBCA auditorium. The artist duo will gi...

What began for Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu as a shared love of Murano glass in the 1990s, grew into one of the world's largest collection of Postwar and Contemporary Italian art. A year ago, they opened Magazzino Italian Art, a 20,000-square-foot "art warehouse space" in Cold Spring, NY dedicated to widening public appreciation and education of...

Born on June 26, 1951 and raised in Astoria, Robert Davi is an actor, singer, writer and director perhaps best known for his vivid portrayal of a colorful assortment of Hollywood villains, thugs and tough guys. In a film and television career spanning over 40 years, Davi has appeared in TV series from “Charlie’s Angels” and “St. Elsewhere” to “Crim...