March 29 - April 13, 2019 | University of Pittsburgh - 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The Italian Film Festival USA takes place in 13 American cities - from the Atlantic to the Pacific - and is the largest festival dedicated exclusively to Italian film in the USA. The 2019 edition brings you the best line-up of recent Italian cinema with fil...

There’s a part of Northwest Portland, on the outer rim of the Pearl District, where the neighborhood retains its industrial roots. Out among the warehouses, commercial printers, brewery equipment shops and industrial suppliers, a group of artisans from around the globe are preparing to perform a bit of magic. From wood, resin, metal, fabric and cer...

Danny DeVito has a spoon hanging off his nose. He’s trying to impress the beautiful woman having dinner at the next table at Craig’s, the Hollywood clubhouse. And it’s working. She’s cracking up. But a mere utensil is not enough to hold Jennifer Lopez’s attention for long. Soon, J-Lo swings back around to return her focus to A-Rod. Their engagement...

The feature-length prequel to the hit HBO series The Sopranos was given both a release date and a name change. Originally titled The Many Saints of Newark, the newer and shorter title of simply Newark will make its theatrical debut on Sept. 25, 2020. Currently, the plot of the film is unknown, but it the film is said to take place in New Jersey dur...

Anna Magnani, born in Rome in 1908, was one of the main characters of the Italian film industry. During her whole career, she played a wide range of unforgettable, powerful strong women. Also, she was critically acclaimed and won many important prizes, including the Oscar for her role in “The Rose Tattoo” (1955). Furthermore, she was a trendsetter ...

«Viggo è venuto qui nel mio ristorante, per conoscere la nostra famiglia. Ha passato con me, mio fratello Nick e mio zio Rudy otto ore a tavola, a mangiare, parlare, ridere. Per studiare il personaggio e capire il nostro dialetto ha poi voluto anche visitare casa mia e quella di Rudy». Me lo racconta con orgoglio Frank Vallelonga Jr., il figlio 57e...

La storia di Federica  Belletti, marchigiana, sembra scritta da un bravo sceneggiatore. Il suo percorso rappresenta la voglia di fare e conquistare i sogni oltreoceano, nonostante gli impedimenti, le difficoltà che invece sono parti reali della sua esperienza. E ora Federica ha raggiunto una meta importante: essere produttrice di film. Nel 2015, Fe...

Viggo Mortensen has revealed people believe he actually has Italian ancestry after seeing him play Tony “Lip” Vallelonga in the film “Green Book.” In his first interview since Green Book took home the Oscar for Best Picture, the Hollywood Reporter asked Mortensen what has been the most rewarding part about his performance. “I have had quite a few I...

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor of Italian and film at the University of Arkansas, will present "Queering Italian Cinema: The Case of Ferzan Özpetek" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in 110 Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. Calabretta-Sajder was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Calabria in Italy in 2017 and is...

Michael Gandolfini is stepping into his father’s shoes! In January, Michael, 19, signed on to play a younger version of Tony Soprano — the iconic mobster his late father James Gandolfini famously played in The Sopranos— in a prequel movie to the series. Michael recently got into character by visiting the real-life restaurant booth where The Soprano...