The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) announce the 2019 grant selections for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the bene...

As Hollywood’s go-to Native American, Iron Eyes Cody was a common sight in Western movies for nearly 60 years. From starring in his first uncredited roles in the early 1930s, Cody would go on to appear in dozens of celebrated films as America’s beloved sage. His early roles were usually credited as “Indian” or “Indian Chief” and it wasn’t until Iro...

HanWay Films has released a first-look image of Oscar-winning actor/director Roberto Benigni as Mastro Geppetto in the live-action version of “Pinocchio,” directed by Matteo Garrone, which has started shooting in Italy. Garrone’s ambitious pic, which will mark Benigni’s return to the big screen after a seven-year hiatus, started principal photograp...

Matteo Garrone’s critical hit Dogman was the big winner at Italy’s biggest film event, the David di Donatello awards, picking up nine prizes on Tuesday night. The 64th edition of the awards was broadcast back on its original home of RAI after a brief trial run on Sky Italia. Under the new leadership of Piera Detassis, the first female president and...

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, brought the touring festival of rare and restored films “Il Cinema Ritrovato,” to the Durham campus and The Music Hall in Portsmouth. With a total of eight screenings shown from Tuesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 24, the festival attracted about 750 student...

DOGMAN, Matteo Garrone’s award winning drama comes to the US, starting April 12 and Cinema Made in Italy is proud to support the latest release of great Italian cinema! Last night DOGMAN won 9 David di Donatello Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Director. It previously won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival and European Film Awards. “...

On April 12,13 and April 26,27, the annual edition of Italian Film Festival USA of Phoenix will feature local premieres of recent, critically acclaimed Italian films and shorts. Organized by Italian Film Festival USA in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures and Scottsdal...

Presented under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Film Festival USA will open in Detroit in just a week! On April 3rd, at 7:30, join us at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre for "Benedetta Follia" (Blessed Madness), a 2018 comedy by and with Carlo Verdone. The Metro Detroit edition of the festival will continue until May 5t...

We have very sad news to report for classic horror movie fans, as Joseph Pilato has reportedly passed away. Pilato is perhaps best known for his role as the antagonist in George A. Romero's 1985 zombie movie sequel Day of the Dead, delivering one of the most memorable villain performances of the era. The late actor died in his sleep at 70 years old...

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL Just as he's starting to settle into his new job, Montalbano is surprised, and somewhat irked, by the unexpected arrival of the new deputy inspector Mimì Augello. The two soon find that their personalities are as...