Dr. Pacchioni is the recipient of a Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship, Teaching and Service. The faculty committee that reviewed this year’s nominees recognized Dr. Pacchioni for having “established a truly impressive record as teacher-scholar with a strong spirit of service to Chapman and its students.” In particular, the committee unanimous...

When: From Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura In collaboration with : Chicago International Film Festival - Entrance : Free “Fare Cinema” (Filmmaking) is an initiative coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Inte...

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura In collaboration with : Museo Italo Americano - Free Admission | RSVP Required Filmed in the marvelous landscape of the Langhe hills, Barolo Boys - The Story of a Revolution traces the short but int...

The annual Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, about to mark its 20th season, is moving to a new location. The outdoor film series, a staple of summers in Little Italy since 1999, will be held this summer in a parking lot of Stratford University, at 210 S. Central Ave. Films had been shown in a parking lot of Da Mimmo Restaurant, at High and Stiles st...

L’AMERICA VISTA DALL’ITALIA. Rassegna, promossa dal CSC - Cineteca Nazionale, a cura di Luca Martera al cinema Trevi dal 15 al 24 maggio 2018. «Se Hollywood rappresenta da oltre un secolo gli italiani e gli italo-americani attraverso le "4 M" di mamma, mandolino, mafia e macaroni, altrettanto si può dire del cinema italiano che ha raccontato e rapp...

For a brief moment of time, largely during the 1960s, Italian spaghetti westerns shot across the international cinematic sky, making luminaries of directors like Sergio Leone and jump-starting Clint Eastwood's feature career. One of the most celebrated of these films was Sergio Corbucci's 1968 "The Great Silence," an epic with an eclectic cast —...

The monster-size cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” might seem like a daunting task to direct, with big stars, big personalities and big egos. But for Anthony Russo, who codirected the film with his brother Joe, it wasn’t as hard as it looks. “Everybody is very happy to be making this movie,” he explains. “Everyone recognizes what a unique, creative...

His many famous characters — a gruff New York City taxi dispatcher, a nemesis of Batman, a twisted father from Philadelphia — don’t explicitly exude a quintessential New Jersey attitude. But Danny DeVito claims there’s “a bit of Jersey” in all of his roles. “You can even find Jersey in Oswald Cobblepot,” he said, referring to the villain who become...

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has made a deal with Lionsgate to develop a multi-generational comedy he will cowrote as a starring vehicle. Maniscalco is teaming on the script with Austen Earl (The Great Indoors). It will be inspired by Maniscalco’s stage routines, which touch on his Italian American family. The aim is for an Italian-flavored My Big...

Michelangelo Antonioni once summed up his filmmaking philosophy in one sentence: “I’m looking for traces of feeling in men.” In women, too. From Gabriele Ferzetti and Monica Vitti searching for their missing friend (and their own souls) along the Mediterranean in “L’Avventura” to David Hemmings’ photographer who might have uncovered a murder within...