The lineup for the second annual Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian film festival, was announced this week. The festival will be held Oct. 26-28, and screenings will take place at the Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. The opening film, “Friends by Chance,” tells a coming-of-age story about a hot-headed 22-year-old troublemaker an...

The volume entitled Look who’s talking, presents the 101 most famous phrases from the world of cinema and tells the story of who really said them on Italian screens. That is to say, the Italian voice-over artists, the best in the world, who often have lives that seem like movie. Dubbing, other than being a bridge between Italy and the United States...

Presented by the UCLA, Department of Italian & the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, the symposium brings together artists and scholars to examine recent literary and cinematic representations of non-Western migration. Novelist, poet and essayist UBAH CRISTINA ALI FARAH—author of Little Mother (2011), a narrative about the Somali d...

Bayside native Peter Gaudio has become a fixture in Hollywood by carving out roles in hit mob films like “A Bronx Tale” and “Gotti.” Soon, Gaudio will appear as the “the muscle,” in the upcoming film “Cruise,” directed by Robert Siegel. “Cruise” tells the tale of a blue-collar, Italian-American (a role played by Spencer Boldman) who falls in love w...

When it comes to Dario Argento, the stylist supreme of horror cinema, one might first think of an insidious mood, of piercingly intense colors, of a scrap of haunting music or a set piece in which the camera sets off on its own inexplicable course or an act of violence at once shocking, sensuous, and beautiful. Argento, who came to the director’s c...

The Latin lover is a stereotype that stretches back for centuries. Italians are known as a passionate race—they live and laugh and love in a big way, and they enjoy the finest things in life, from sumptuous food to gorgeous women and men. Many North Americans admire the fire that flows through the veins of Italians and there has been many a woman w...

Una mostra fotografica che vuole ritrarre la vita in Italia prima, durante e dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. È "Neorealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960", in programma dal 6 settembre all'8 dicembre a New York nelle due sedi di Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò e Grey Art Gallery. La mostra è curata da Enrica Viganò e organizzata da Admira, Milan...

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, in a recent press conference at the Venice Film Festival, said they bonded over their shared Italian roots on the sets of 'A Star is Born'. According to a report by Variety, Cooper admitted that he did not know Lady Gaga was Italian and said their East Coast Italian-American families were a huge part of their bond. He...

She’s ridden a dolly into an elevator, scooted through a parking lot in a shopping cart, galloped across the AMAs red carpet atop a mechanical horse, and even flown the length of a New York City building in an airborne dress, but now Lady Gaga — queen of pop and ridiculous forms of transportation — is taking to the water for her next mobility ventu...

Hollywood poster designer and painter Silvano Campeggi, one of the most important graphic artists in the history of American cinema, has died at the age of 95, his family said Wednesday. Campeggi designed the posters for Gone With The Wind, Casablanca, Singing In The Rain, Am American In Paris, West Side Story, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Breakfast A...