Today, “Creed II” hits theaters. And who — in 1976, when Sylvester Stallone’s original “Rocky” was released — could have imagined that a “little movie that could” would still be delivering box-office knockouts well into the 21st century? The long-awaited sequel revisits the Cold War Ivan Drago rivalry from 1985’s “Rocky IV” — and its very existence...

November 30 - December 2, 2018. Vogue Theatre - 3290 Sacramento St. San Francisco, CA 94115. Make a date to view the best in Italian contemporary cinema and brush up on your language skills at the same time! Bring friends and family--group tickets and discounted passes available. Click here to browse all of this year's films and see the complete sc...

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale Art Media (Rome, Italy) will present “Italy on Screen Today/EDIZIONE III” to promote Italian contemporary cinema. The two-day festival will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 2 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, December 9, from 2 pm to 8 pm in the Char...

It was All Souls’ Day, and Rome had woken up under the rain. It makes you wonder, sometimes, the way Nature manages to read into the heart of the world and chooses to dress in mourning to match the sorrow of her children when it’s needed.   It wasn’t cold, in Rome, that morning. And some may have even enjoyed the melancholic, languid, poetic romant...

From Wednesday, December 05, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018. Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY. In collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà. Entrance with fee. In collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, MoMa celebrates Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi with a retrospective that spans his four-decade long caree...

Antonio Piazza was a Palermo-based journalist and Fabio Grassadonia an author and college professor when the two men met at a screenwriting workshop in Turin, Italy. Both were seeking a career change. After collaborating on a project at the workshop, their instructor, an established veteran, invited them to join him in Rome. The duo worked in Itali...

In 2011, HBO began a series based on a set of books whose legion of fans had exacting expectations. “Game of Thrones” required condensing a vast narrative, visualizing wonders like dragons’ flight and creating a world that spanned continents. HBO’s new series “My Brilliant Friend,” based on the wildly popular Neapolitan novels of Elena Ferrante, is...

"My name is nobody". Two shows only: Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25. 1:00 PM. The Guild - 3405 Central Ave NE - Albuquerque, NM. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival’s rate. Conceived and produced by Spaghetti Western legend, Sergio Leone, and directed by one of his most loyal students, Tonino Valerii, this 1973 classic...

Cowpokes patrol the Maremma region between Lazio and Tuscany in “The Last Italian Cowboys.” A police detective investigates a murder among pastoral vineyards in “The Last Prosecco.” A shady movie producer lures five show business hopefuls to Armenia where they become creative after being stranded in “Hotel Gagarin.” These are but a few of the films...

Sofia Villani Scicolone, known as Sophia Loren, was born on September 20, 1934 in Rome. Even as a girl she showed a considerable interest in the showbiz world, first as a contestant in beauty pageants and only later in the role of actress. Her story is a troubled one, as she was not only a victim of the turbulent post-war period but also of an eter...